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A Cry For Help: Lagos State Government About To Demolish Our Estate by Triviablog9ja: 8:54am On Nov 10, 2021
“Industry is the bedrock of every nation’s development and economic growth. Please don’t demolish our factories to establish an ICT Hub.”

The Yaba Industrial Estate was purposefully built by the Federal Government in 1959 and gazetted for the use of the small and medium-
scale enterprises in manufacturing.

Lagos State Government is trying to forcefully evict us from our officially allocated factory spaces without provision of another location
to continue our various manufacturing and production businesses, or adequate compensation — Occupants and entrepreneurs of the Yaba
Industrial Estate.

-In February 2004 during the the Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu administration, the SME Occupants received a letter of relocation without any proper location.
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-In 2012/2013 during the Raji Fashola’s administration, the governor started an upgrade of infrastructure of the estate and provision of IPP
with a properlu drafted MOU prepared by Femi Okunu’s chambers which never saw the light of day.
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-In January 2017 under the administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, a press conference was held in the estate announcing the conversion of the estate intended to be redevoloped for the use of the present SME to an ICT Hub, with a clear mandate that the present occupants would not be disturbed and intimidated until they are properly relocated at
Imota Industrial Park.
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-But since January 2021, there’s ben countless harassment, intimidation and demolition of structures despite the former governor's order of
relocation and current court injunction asking all parties to maintain status quo on the estate until judgement is given.

The government has continuously brought fully armed mobile police officers to disrupt business activities and intimidate us at every visit to
the estate, which is unethical and leaves us insecure in our places of legitimate businesses.”

“We are not traders or shop owners, but factory owners, licensed by the Federal Government regulatory agencies to manufacture and
produce made in Nigeria products. We pay our personal and company taxes.”

“The government is supposed to provide for all Nigerian stakeholders in commerce, industry and civil service under a secured atmosphere.
We don’t feel safe any longer on the estate because of the armed policemen with government agencies at every visit, and our sources of
livelihood are being threatened. We are appealing to the Lagos State government and it's agencies to please respect the rule of law, and giveus the treatment we deserve as patriotic Nigerians.

Please and Please Nigerians come to our aid!

Cc Lalastclala

https://guardian.ng/property/industrialists-battle-lagos-government-over-eviction-notice/

Re: A Cry For Help: Lagos State Government About To Demolish Our Estate by lazkizz(m): 9:02am On Nov 10, 2021
Its well

Living in Nigeria now, is a very professional skill....that needs to be taught in Universities all over the world
Re: A Cry For Help: Lagos State Government About To Demolish Our Estate by ipobarethieves: 9:11am On Nov 10, 2021
sad all of una should carry peacefully peace protest go Alausa. With inscription like Sanwo olu is our man ooo,with that Lagos slogan like Eko oni baje etc.Make sure old pipu full ground not those Yeye boys jumping up/down.Wish u well
Re: A Cry For Help: Lagos State Government About To Demolish Our Estate by motymop: 9:21am On Nov 10, 2021
Industrial estate is meant for manufacturing not to buy land and build your houses.

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