Lagos State Government has issued a 48 hours ultimatum to illegal squatters at abandoned Ikoyi Towers, Lagos Island to evacuate.


Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, gave the notice on, during an inspection of some identified sites, including the abandoned Federal Government property, Ikoyi Towers.


Wahab said the quit notice has become necessary because apart from constituting an environmental nuisance, they are security risk to the state which can be used as hideouts for criminal elements to perpetrate their nefarious acts.


The occupants of the building, who are largely security personnel, appealed to the commissioner to give more time in order to make proper arrangement for relocation as they have no place to go immediately.


An occupant, identified as one Abubakar, from Ilorin, confirmed that more than hundred occupants in the building paid N200, 000, to an agent.

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