Commissioner Explains Lagos State’s Decision to Relocate Squatters to Their Home States

Chinwe Okafor
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Tokunbo Wahab

The Lagos State Government has attributed the recent demolition of structures under the Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, to the influx of “miscreants” into the state.

According to the government, the continuous influx of miscreants, beggars, and destitute individuals onto Lagos streets poses a threat to security.


Following the demolition exercise, 450 squatters were rescued, with 371 requesting assistance to relocate to their respective states due to the hardships faced in Lagos. Additionally, 79 individuals showing signs of being unwell have been absorbed into government facilities for rehabilitation.

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The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, revealed that the demolished structures included 86 partitioned rooms measuring 10×10 and 12×10, with tenants reportedly paying N250,000 per annum for the makeshift apartments.

The government emphasized that the exercise would continue as part of its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens.

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