Photos: Residents of Makoko Protest to Governor Fashola at the Secretariat
The Egun Community, which lives on the Lagos lagoon that is currently being demolished by the State Government, today trooped out to the Governorâs office at Alausa to protest their displacement and the demolition of their wooden shacks on the Makoko stilt.
Addressing the community, Governor Babatunde Fashola said that some individuals, whom he did not identify, are benefiting from the sufferings of the residents as they live on the water, and are receiving grants from international charities and funding bodies.
He told the age long water-float residents that occupants of the demolished areas on water are largely people from Cameroun, Republic of Benin and Togo.Â
The Governor, after condoling with the Baale, Steven Ajih, over the killing by a policeman of his Assistant Timothy Azinpono two days ago, did not say what his administration is doing to bring the killer policeman to book, but he opened his doors to a conversation with the Baale on the boundaries of the demolition exercise on the waterfront.Read more Â»GistOnly