The government of Lagos State removes barriers installed by certain residents in Lekki.


To uphold the state’s urban plan and promote a healthier environment, the Lagos State government took action on Saturday, December 23, by dismantling privately installed gates on inner roads in Lekki Phase 1. These gates had previously caused significant accessibility challenges for residents.

The affected roads and streets, enforced since the commencement of the operation, include Sir Rufus Foluso Giwa, Theophilus Oji, Osaro Isokpan, Abike Sulaiman, Ben Okagbue MBA, Olubunmi Rotimi, Olanrewaju Ninalowo, Dele Adedeji, Abayomi Sonuga, Siji Soetan, and Rasheed Alaba Williams.

Addressing the situation, the State Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, emphasized the government’s commitment to restoring the visual appeal of the affected areas by removing these gates. He called on residents’ associations with similar gates in their estates or communities, often kept permanently locked, to voluntarily remove them.

View additional images of the dismantled gates below…

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