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Oke-Egan residents stage peaceful protest at Lagos Assembly

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Some residents of the Oke-Egan Community, Kayetoro in Eleko area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos on Friday staged a peaceful demonstration at the State Assembly demanding compensation for the demolition of their houses by officials of the state’s physical planning authority

The protesters claimed that their houses, which were about 400 in number were demolished in the early hours of Monday 8th February, 2021 by the state Government

The distraught residents, who chanted various protest songs, carried placards with different inscriptions.

Leader of the protesters, Etim Odiase said that they were never served any notice, and that they only heard of the issue by pronouncement.

Addressing the protesters, on behalf of the Speaker of the Lagos State Assembly, the lawmaker representing, Ajerom/Ifelodun Lukmon Olumoh, appealed to the protesters to remain calm and that the House would address their grievances in due course.

Olumoh assured them that justice will be done.He said once it is confirmed that they were lawful owners of their houses they will be duely compensated

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