Lagos state to takeover abandoned building
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed plans to take over abandoned buildings in the state in order to clamp down on criminals.
The governor stated this through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Monday during a live interview on Arise TV.
Sanwo-Olu said he had received the list of abandoned buildings across the local government areas and local council development areas of the state which might be serving as havens for criminals.
“The popular thinking is that such buildings are occupied by criminals who use them to plan attacks. The government plans to take control of such buildings. Two days ago, I received a report of abandoned buildings across the state from Neighbourhood Watch. The list is about 250 pages with addresses and pictures of the buildings.
“We are passing this list to security for immediate response and action. All the preventable criminalities happening are because we have not agreed as a nation that there should be state police,” Sanwo-Olu said.