Lagos State Government Clears Illegal Structures in Jakande Estate and Maiyegun, Lekki

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Lagos State Government has initiated the clearance of illegal structures and shanties around Jakande Estate and Maiyegun in Lekki.

This enforcement operation, announced by Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, aims to reclaim the coastal road path for the Lagos-Calabar Highway project and promote urban renewal in the affected areas.

The operation, which began on Monday, involves the removal of unauthorized structures and shanties to make way for the Lagos-Calabar Highway project.


Videos accompanying Wahab’s announcement showed bulldozers demolishing the structures in the designated area.

In recent weeks, the Federal Executive Council approved the first phase of the 700-kilometre Lagos-Calabar Coastal highway, awarding the construction contract to Hitech Construction Company Limited. This phase, spanning 47.47 kilometres, will originate from Lagos.

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Minister of Works, David Umahi, confirmed that Hitech had commenced the construction, with 1.3 kilometres of filling already completed.

The Lagos State Government has been actively demolishing illegal structures across the state since the beginning of 2024 to promote urban regeneration.

Recently, the government removed unauthorized structures at Ijora Under-Bridge and Obalende Under-Bridge, aiming to address environmental and public health issues associated with these informal settlements.

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