By G9ija

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday continued its enforcement against illegal construction in Banana Island and re-sealed 12 buildings where previous seals were removed.

The government also demolished fences on new project sites encroaching on waterways and other parts of the estate.

These included some that were toked from previous enforcements.

Toking is a process of partial demolition to compel compliance.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Gbolahan Oki, led the enforcement team.

Oki was accompanied by Directors and other senior officials of LASBCA, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority and Lagos State Taskforce.

While enforcing compliance, the General Manager told some residents that he was sealing buildings that were without approvals and others built beyond approved setbacks.

Oki advised some residents to go for regularisation, and others to visit LASBCA and sister agencies for requisite approvals.

A scuffle ensued at 306 Close where a security guard resisting re-sealing of the property he guarded slapped a Director.

The guard was subdued, apprehended and the house resealed, while other houses with broken seals where access was denied had their gates cut down and fresh seals applied.

The General Manager condemned the action of the residents, describing it as “the height of lawlessness”.

Recall that on May 5, the enforcement team sealed four buildings.

It also toked and resealed projects whose earlier seals were broken to continue construction works.