Some owners of hundreds of shanties destroyed under the command of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode earlier this week in Jakande Estate, Ejigbo Area of Lagos State, have cried out, lamenting the loss of jobs the demolition has caused.
Speaking to newsmen, shop owner Kayode Adesina lamented:
"The demolition was carried by the Lagos State Building Investment Corporation and the Ministry of Environment. They gave us notice of demolition but where do they expect us to go. They said they want to beautify the estate.
"They came with over seven Bulldozers and dozens of military men and here we are, I have my children in the university. My job stopped and it was from this shop they demolished that we have been feeding on.
"I am devastated as I speak to you now. We have gone to the Lagos State House of Assembly to register our protest; we have also been to Baba Jakande’s house. I am confused and I don’t know what to do."
"The exercise carried out by government is not in our favour. It is not good that Lagos State government has continued to make life miserable for us. We are not in a happy mood at all."