The Lagos State Government has stated that the unapproved development of the Wasimi, Maryland section of Ojota-Maryland wetland into a residential estate has been put on hold.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako in a statement expressed displeasure over the attempt to illegally convert the zone into a residential estate without thoughts of the negative consequences to the environment.

Salako said the developers had encroached on part of Opebi Park and the alignment of the proposed Opebi-Maryland-Ojota link road, adding that they did not have any form of title to the land from the lands bureau or drainage clearance from the Office of Drainage Services.

He called on Lagosians to pay attention as well as respect physical planning law while stating that the state had zero tolerance for illegal building.

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