Gov. Sanwo-Olu approves the demolition of Bombata, Jankara markets

Lagos State Government plans to demolish two major markets on Lagos Island to alleviate the ongoing flooding in the area.

They are the Bombata and Jankara markets, which Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu examined on Sunday and found to be not just filthy but also flooded with bad water.

Following the inspection tour, the governor gave a press conference and blamed the flooding in the region on shanties and buildings that were erected without permission along drainage channels.

Governor Sanwo-Olu called for attitudinal change of all residents and traders to complement government’s efforts at sanitizing the environment.

According to him, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources would start notifying vendors and squatters, particularly at Pelewura Market, and would also consult with the concessionaire and the council authority to decide when the market’s evacuation and demolition would start.

The inspection visit began at Idumagbo Avenue and traveled through the neighborhoods of Ojo-Giwa, Jankara, Oroyinyin, Bombata, and Pelewura before arriving at Ilubinrin, where the state government is constructing a pumping station to transport water from Thomas and Idumagbo into the Lagos Lagoon.

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