Lagos Bans Magodo Land Owners From Illegal Sand Excavation


Lagos State government has banned Magodo land owners, the Onikosi family, from excavating sands across the estate for sale.

It was gathered that the family allegedly embarked on indiscriminate mining of wetlands thereby putting residents and their property under threat.

The state government warned that if the family or any of their representatives embarked on sand excavation within the estate’s wetlands, they would be sanctioned under the laws of the state.

The commissioner for physical planning and urban development, Dr. Idris Salako, who revealed the government’s decision, described the family’s actions as unwarranted and provocative.

He said the move by the Onikosi family was contrary to the civic gesture of the state government, which has displayed absolute trust in the rule of law in the Magodo land saga.

Salako who inspected the damages done to residents’ houses within the estate, noted that the family’s actions have affected the foundation of some buildings within…

Source: Leadership Newspaper