Given the myriads of security reports of hoodlums hiding guns and other dangerous weapons along a link road between Adewale Crescent leading to the Oshodi – Apapa Express Way, the Oshodi-Isolo local government Executive Chairman, Otunba Kehinde Almoroof Oloyede, has given illegal occupants of the shanties in the area 24-hours to vacate for reconstruction of the link road.
Oloyede who said the occupants have earlier been served vacation notices said the notice expires in 24 hours and they must vacate the place to allow for the reconstruction of the link road and also prevent criminals hiding in the shanties to perpetrate crimes within the community.
The council boss stated this on Monday when he led the Environmental Services Department of the local government to the area to give them the final notice of the vacation.
Speaking with journalists, Oloyede said his administration will not leave any stone unturned in his passion to bring unprecedented infrastructural development to Oshodi-Isolo local government.
He said construction of the link road will begin immediately.
The council helmsman assured residents again that he will not renege on his promises to bring accelerated development to the council.
The illegal occupants of the shanties include furniture makers, cart pushers, iron rod menders and food vendors who have turned the place into a leaving abode as they have erected structures for toilets and other convenience on the link road.
The area has remained a dangerous place for residents to pass through at night as the hoodlums sometimes perpetrate crimes, robbing residents of their belongings.