Yemi Alade tackles Lagos govt over house demolition

Singer Yemi Alade has asked the Lagos State Government to stop demolishing some houses in the state.

The singer was reacting to a recent demolition of houses in the Maryland part of the state.

According to her, the government was making life more difficult for citizens by rendering them homeless overnight.

She also said the ongoing demolition in the state was affecting the real estate sector negatively, adding that it is driving investors away.

Speaking in a video message shared via her Instagram account, Alade said, “Lagos State, what’s going on? Does it make sense that people will invest millions of naira and dollars into real estate; buy houses and lands and the state government will demolish the place and render people homeless overnight?

“This thing is happening repeatedly. Right now, Maryland, Mende area is on fire. People are sleeping in their houses, waking up the next day, homeless.

“You’re ruining the real estate value of the state and country, making people lose trust not only just in the idea of Nigeria but lose hope entirely in the little coins they saved to make their lives worthwhile. How is this okay? Why why?”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has explained the reason for the ongoing demolition of houses in Mende, Maryland and other parts of the state.

According to him, the houses being demolished were built on drainage channels.