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Ajao Estate: Neither Lagos State Govt Nor Its Agencies Have Anything To Do With Demolition–Oguejifor

Recently, there was a demolition of 13 buildings in Ajao Estate, reportedly due to the lack of planning approvals/permits issued by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The FAAN conducted the demolition, claiming that the buildings were sitting on gas pipelines, and that the action was taken to ensure the safety of residents. However, the demolition had a significant impact on the Igbos living in the area.

Mr. Felix Oguejifor Abugu, a former editor of the Guardian Newspapers, was also affected by the demolition. He confirmed that the demolition was not initiated by the Lagos government or its agencies, but by the FAAN, and that the issue was between the FAAN and the landlords. Although he acknowledged that the demolition was unfair and had made many people homeless, he emphasized that it was not aimed at any particular ethnic group, despite some reports in the media suggesting otherwise.

In his own words, Mr. Abugu said that he was a distraught landowner, and his family was currently homeless as a result of the demolition.

However, he clarified that the land in question belonged to the FAAN, which paid for the services of the concerned Lagos agency to carry out the demolition. He also emphasized that there was no truth to the rumors that the Lagos government was targeting any specific group or individuals.

Source: Punch Newspaper

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