The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on Sunday, issued a seven-day contravention notice to owners of buildings lying within the seven-metre setback on Orchid Road, Agungi, Ajiran, Conservation Road, Osapa all along the Ikota River.
Wahab made the declaration alongside the Special Adviser on the Environment, Mr. Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu, following an extensive inspection tour that lasted until dusk. The inspection covered System 156 and 157 Channels along the Ikota River. This information was conveyed in a statement issued on Monday by Kunle Adeshina, the Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.
The inspection tour was to ascertain the level of compliance by property owners whose buildings and fences fall within the approved seven-metre setback on both sides of the channel and had been given the option of voluntary compliance.