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Lagos to create independent access to Magodo lowland



1695972349 Babajide Sanwo Olu

The Lagos State Government has said that it has concluded plans to create independent access to the Magodo lowland.

This was made known by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Oluyinka Olumide, on Friday, November 25, 2023.

Olumide explained that the decision to facilitate access to the virgin land outside of Magodo GRA was in deference to concerns by the Magodo II Residents Association and a demonstration of the listening ears of the Administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the State.

The commissioner said,

Olumide, therefore, enjoined all concerned to cooperate with the State Government in finding a lasting solution to the matter.

Recall that residents in Magodo Phase 2 in Lagos State, a few days ago, raised concerns over authorized access to the wetlands around the estate.

The residents said that land speculators and developers are keen on building on the wetlands and making an incursion through the estate.

The Chairman of the Magodo Residents Association (MRA), Sheriff Daramola, had accused the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Oluyinka Olumide, of allegedly backing the illegal encroachment on the wetland.

He said that residents of the estate have experienced multiple cases of vandalization of vehicles and criminal activities as a result of exposure of the wetland by land speculators and developers in the last 6 months.

Daramola then called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intervene, adding that the state government should desist from any plan to build link roads to the wetland through the Magodo Phase 2 estate.