Re-channelization and re-alignment of the Banana Island
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday started the re-channelization and re-alignment of the Banana Island shoreline. The dredging and reopening of the creek at 101 Close, First Avenue, Banana Island.
The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Kabiru Abdullahi, noted an urgent need to nip the land extension work in the bud. He added that it had narrowed the creek and brought about distortion in the aesthetics of the shoreline. Also a high possibility of environmental degradation is been faced.
Abdullahi noted that the perpetrators of the illegal reclamation into the lagoon violated the physical planning laws of the state.
He said, “The state government will not fold its arms and watch the degradation of its environment. He added, that the attendant risk to life and property of the citizenry must be considered. The demolition, dredging and channelization, works on the illegally reclaimed lands will continue at Banana Island. And it extends to other shoreline areas of Lagos to restore sanity.”