Govt Urges Owners To Paint Property On Highways


The Lagos State Government has urged owners of property on major highways, streets and roads in Lagos State to begin immediate paintings of such structures/properties to complement the ongoing state government’s beautification efforts and the seasonal decorations in preparation for the Yuletide.

Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Tunji Bello said this during the Monitoring of State projects across Lagos.

Bello expressed displeasure about the neglect and derelict state of most buildings along major highways and streets, like Ikorodu Road, Agege Motor Road, Funsho Williams Avenue, Isolo Road, Mushin, Oshodi, Victoria Island, Apapa , Ikoyi, among others.

He observed that other category of neglected buildings on Lagos roads were those he referred to as “abandoned properties,” which were prevalent in areas like Ilasamaja, Apapa, Creek Road, Ikoyi and Victoria Island.

“Properties along this corridor were abandoned by their owners, who have relocated and left such properties at the care of their security guards and local guards who have converted them to “okada parks” and hideout for miscreants,” he lamented.

“Owners of such buildings should go and take ownership of their buildings, ensure they are put in proper shape and paint them to complement the state government’s effort in its environmental regeneration programmes.

“The building a new Lagos adorned with beautiful highways/high streets, recreational parks/gardens and lush green lawns is the ultimate goal of this administration and collective responsibility of all and sundry,” he stated.

He urged individuals, groups and corporate bodies to join hands with the government in its current effort to attain a cleaner and sustainable environment in the state.