The Lagos State Emergency Administration Authority, LASEMA, has given house owners and occupants of makeshift and different retailers underneath the Apongbon bridge 48 hours to vacate the situation.
This was disclosed by the Everlasting Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Administration Authority, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu on Wednesday. In keeping with him, they danger sanctions in the event that they fail to adjust to the state authorities’s determination.
That is coming after a fireplace gutted some retailers underneath Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Lagos on Wednesday, which badly affected the bridge resulting in instant closure for public use.
What LASEMA is saying about sanction
Osanyintolu defined that the discover had change into mandatory to revive normalcy to the atmosphere in addition to stop the same incident from occurring in future.
LASEMA boss, who lamented the clustering nature of outlets and degree of environmental degradation attributable to the merchants, vowed that enforcement group would arrest and prosecute house owners and occupants who’re discovered underneath the bridge after the expiration of the discover.
He stated: “The Lagos State Authorities, is hereby issuing a 48 hours discover to house owners and occupants of containerized retailers or makeshift stalls underneath bridges throughout the state to take away and relocate to designated areas.
“Failure to heed to this discover will entice arrest and prosecution of defaulters, whereas enforcement group will demolish any construction present in sight underneath bridges.
“The bridge has additionally been shut pending when integrity and Environmental Affect Evaluation, EIA, is carried out on the bridge to find out the extent of public security.”
What it is best to know
- Director, Lagos State Fireplace and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, stated the scenario had been introduced underneath management as at 1pm.
- In keeping with her, the hearth service acquired the misery name at 03:14 wee hours on Wednesday, to underneath the Eko Bridge at Apongbon, the place varied wares had been met nicely alight by the primary set of crew of the company on arrival.
- She defined, “The depth of the hearth has badly affected the Eko bridge truncating motion alongside that hall. The character of the hearth is disastrous as all emergency responders are on prime of the scenario. There was no reported case of harm or demise whereas hearth combating operations nonetheless ongoing.”