The Lagos State Government has said that demolished buildings in the state were not approved by any of its agencies and that the structures were rushed during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in the state, OLUYINKA OLUMIDE, made this known on a monitored television programme.
He challenged any of the owners of the demolished structures in the Ikota, Lekki, Alaba, Ajao Estate, Abule Ado, Ladipo Market and other areas of the state to come forward with their building approvals.
On claims in certain quarters that the state government has been targeting homeowners who are from the South-East geopolitical zone, the commissioner said those were not true.
He, however, assured residents of the state that the government won’t demolish any approved structure.