Why Lagos Relocated Squatters to Home States – Commissioner

May 6th, 2024

The Lagos State Government has said the influx of “miscreants” to the state informed the recent demolition of erected structures under the Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi Lagos.

It explained that after the exercise, 450 squatters were arrested, 371 of whom asked to be relocated to their various states.

“The ceaseless influx of miscreants, beggars, and the destitute onto Lagos streets has raised fears of insecurity of lives and property. This is unacceptable.

“As part of the exercise, 450 miscreants were at the weekend rescued. Of the lot, 371 pleaded for assistance to relocate to their various states due to the hardship they are facing in Lagos; 79 have been absorbed into some government facilities for rehabilitation after showing signs of being unwell,” a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, on Sunday, reads.