Lagos State Government has issued a Seven-Day ultimatum to illegal occupants along government schools’ setbacks to vacate or face prosecution.
Giving the directive on Monday during an inspection tour with other members and management staff of the board to some primary schools in the state,the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LSUBEB, Dr. Ganiyu warned that any defaulter caught after the expiration of the directives would be evicted and prosecuted accordingly, by the state taskforce team.
Decrying the rate of illegal and unauthorised use of public schools’ setbacks by traders and artisans described the action as, “environmental nuisance and a breach of public order.”
Wondering why traders and artisans should constitute themselves into environmental nuisance without due consideration to the grave consequences of their actions, he therefore, warned illegal occupants that it was not going to be business as usual, as the state government, through SUBEB was determined to make the environment of public primary schools more conducive for qualitative and quantitative education.
“I wonder why traders and artisans should constitute themselves as environmental nuisances without considering the grave consequences of their action. They leave the private schools to flourish and be beautiful at the detriment of government-owned and controlled schools.
“I direct all illegal occupants to, within seven days, leave government properties; failure of this may force the board to invite the state environmental task force team to do the eviction. All illegal structures that the traders are constructing are hindering the flow of water.”
Sopeyin also called on the management of public schools to avoid wastage assuring that the inspection exercise would be continuous. The schools visited include: Gbagada Primary School, Gbagada, Ajidagan Primary School, Gbagada and Layi Oyekanmi Primary School, Mushin, across the metropolis.