The Lagos State Government has initiated the removal of illegal gates permanently closed along the Lekki Phase 1 axis.
The announcement was made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in a statement through his official X handle on Saturday.
The affected areas for gate removal include Sir Rufus Foluso Giwa Road, Theophilus Oji Road, Osaro Isokpan Road, Abike Sulaiman Road, Ben Okagbue MBA Road, Olubunmi Rotimi Road, Olanrewaju Ninalowo Road, Dele Adedeji Road, Abayomi Sonuga Road, Siji Soetan, and Rasheed Alaba Williams Roads.
According to the statement, the decision to take action was prompted by the persistent traffic disruptions faced by residents connecting to Lekki due to the indiscriminate mounting and multiplicity of permanently closed gates.
This not only defaced the aesthetics of the environment but also caused unnecessary traffic on major roads.
The Enforcement team of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources has begun the removal process to address the concerns raised by residents.
The Commissioner urged all resident associations across the state with similar gates in their estates or communities to voluntarily remove them or be prepared to face sanctions.