The decision of the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu administration to ban illegal occupation of abandoned and uncompleted building in Lagos State has been described as a right step in the right direction.

A concerned activist, Comrade Adeosun Adekunle, while throwing his weight behind Governor Sanwo-Olu’s decision to ban illegal occupation of any abandoned or uncompleted building in state, described the decision as a proper step to secure the state against avoidable security challenges.

Comrad Adeosun, who is the Convener of an indigenous organization, Egbe Omo Yoruba Ronu, Egbe, in a chat with pressmen at Oshodi, Lagos at the weekend said, “What Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration has done is line with the adage that says, ‘a stitch in time saves nine.’

“Prevention is better and cheaper than cure.”

Adeosun reiterated that only an administrator with foresight like Sanwo-Olu could think of taking pre-emptive measure like the ban, before things start going out of hand, commending the governor for being a forward looking governor, who is always on top of every situation.

He averred that going by the rising security challenges across the country nowadays, surveillance, vigilance and precaution are supposed to be the watchwords of a serious administration that desires safety and peace, stating that “Sanwo-Olu has also convinced us once again that the confidence we reposed in him is not misplaced.”

Adeosun said, “We cannot agree less with the governor, when he spoke through his Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, that the step taken was part of measures to prevent the state from being plunged into chaos and theatre of mindless killings.”

Praising the governor for his magnanimity to still allow those affected 30 days of grace to do the needful, the impressed activist therefore advised the illegal occupants, owners and developers of the said properties to reciprocate the governor’s magnanimity by complying with the official directive over the issue.

He further urged them not to wait till the authorities would invoke relevant portions of the law that could lead to sealing off of their properties and litigation, insisting that “our support for the governor’s action is borne out of our love to see every part of the state safe and sanitized.”

Enjoining the good people of the state not to relent in their efforts at rallying round the God-sent governor in his onerous task of securing, sanitizing and providing good governance for them, Adeosun thanked God that “our collective decision to give Sanwo-Olu our mandate to be our governor was not a mistake.”


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