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Lagos Traders Weep As Govt. Officials Use Bulldozers To Destroy Shops On CMD Road

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Lagos Traders Weep As Govt. Officials Use Bulldozers To Destroy Shops On CMD Road

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September 28, 2016 – Lagos Traders Weep Uncontrollably As Government Officials Use Bulldozers To Destroy Shops On CMD Road, Magodo On Lagos Ibadan Expressway

Shop owners on the popular CMD Road near Magodo on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway wept non stop on Tuesday as Lagos State Government officials destroyed their shops with bulldozers.

The traders seen rolling on the ground and wailing yesterday claimed that the officials had dislodged them from their only source of livelihood.

The traders who are illegal occupants on CMD Road for many years sell building materials while others sell different types of flowers to motorists and residents of Magodo Government Reserved Area.

For over an hour on Tuesday, there was confusion among the traders who were rushing to salvage their goods and wares to avoid being demolished by the approaching bulldozers deployed the Enforcement Department of the state Ministry of the Environment.

The operation led by Dr Tajudeen Afolabi , the Director of Enforcement and Advocacy was meant to clear illegally occupied areas of shanties considered as environmental nuisance.



  1. fifelomo

    September 28, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    The demolition couldn’t have bn done without notice? So why constituting public nuisance in that area.

  2. betty

    September 28, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    they shld ve given them notice now it’s not fair how do they want them to survive with the current Nigeria economy.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    September 28, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    THIS COMING when the nation is econimically on one foot is a very unfortunate experience. The govt. should have been more considerate. Even if they had been given a quit notice, our straitened economy is enough for a well-meaning govt to grant the people respite until this stabilize. This is pure wickedness.

  4. Omokehinde

    September 28, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    I disgrace with Ms.Betty and bro. Metu Nyetu on the demolition and motive behind it. Why? If you live or travel to that area of Lagos state, you reason along and agree with the state government on the demolition agenda for public safety and traffic control of the CMD area of Magodo. Those traders are causing seroius nuisance, distrupting traffic, and endangering their previous lives and that of other people in the name of work or survival. However, I think the state government should have given prolonge public announcement on state tv, newspapers, and radio before the final excerise. If they fail to inform those small business owners of the demolition notice on those mentioned media and with at least one month grace period to vacate, that will amount to pure wickedness and inhumane treatment of our fellow Lagosians. It means that they we reap from the seeds of their wickedness.

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