The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has expressed concern and taken action following a trending video showing a man uncovering an illegal construction project on a canal in the Lekki area of the state.
In the viral video, the man draws attention to a section of the canal at Orchid Road that has been unlawfully filled with sand, with structures being built on top of it.
The video shows the disregard for environmental regulations and the risks associated with such unauthorized construction.
Reacting to the video, Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab denounced the activities in the video, labeling them as “illegal construction.”
He emphasized that the Lagos State Government would not tolerate such violations and affirmed that appropriate measures would be taken to address the issue.
The incident has garnered various reactions and comments from netizens online, with many clamoring for stricter enforcement of environmental regulations from the government.
Here are some reactions from netizens:
mightyroyal1 reacts Who sold the lands for them and who approved it . The government is also involved in this. This is a broad day light scam
thefoodnetworking2 reacts I don’t believe any sensible person will wake up one day and start building these type of houses on government property! They were sold to them by someone somewhere in GOVERNMENT