- The team conducted a demolition exercise at five stations, clearing traders from rail tracks to ensure a right of way for trains.
- Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has issued a two-day ultimatum to traders selling their goods on train tracks to vacate
The government of Lagos State has started demolishing the marketplaces near train stations.
The Lateef Jakande Train Station was the first to be demolished as part of the Lagos State Building Control Agency’s ongoing demolition action on Saturday at 10:20 a.m.
The team then proceeded to five further stations to carry out the deconstruction exercise, freeing traders from the rail tracks so that the trains could pass through with a clear path.
Iju Railway Station, Ebute-Metta Railway Station, Yaba Railway Station, Agege Railway Station, and Mushin Railway Station were among the additional stations.
According to source who was on-site as enforcement officials wielded sledgehammers and cutting equipment to demolish extended walls close to the road, pulling down shanties, and flinging goods from makeshift shops and tables.
Earlier, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Wednesday issued a two-day ultimatum to traders selling their wares on train tracks to vacate.