Safe, Clean, Prosperous Lagos Not Negotiable – Ambode

Lagos State Governor , Mr Akinwunmi Ambode Tuesday inaugurated a Special Committee on Clean- up of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki areas, saying a safe , clean and  prosperous Lagos is not negotiable.Ambode, who spoke at a brief ceremony to inaugurate the 15- member committee, said his administration is determined to rescue its environment from avoidable impediments through a major clean-up exercise of the Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki areas.He said gross abuse of urban planning and environmental laws of the state necessitated the action to clean-up its environment and restore it to its desired form. (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({});Ambode said, “Cases of abandoned properties have become very rampant with miscreants and criminal elements taking over these properties as their base to cause havoc. The neat road sides of the past now parade pockets of kiosks, illegal parking lots, unapproved mechanic workshops, roadside beer parlours and commercial centres.“In addition, originally residential areas now have industrial and commercial concerns located there, distorting the balance of the environment. These bad environmental practices, thriving in these prime areas, can no longer be tolerated and will be