The Lagos state government is worried about the increasing rate of abandoned buildings in Lagos Island of the state because they have become a hideout for criminals. the special adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Central Business District (CBD), Mr. Agboola Dabiri said the buildings are owned by the federal government and private individuals.
He said this at the Annual Ministerial press briefing in the state that “we have over 60 buildings and most of them are owned by the federal government and the buildings have turned into hideouts of criminals. These are the dark spots within the district, some of them are occupied by over 100 miscreants. Some of them are within Marina, I am very sure that very soon, the state government will take a decisive step on it,” Dabiri said.
The special adviser also disclosed that over-population is one of the biggest challenges on the Lagos Island central business district because of the thriving economy of the state and that transactions worth about N3 billion are made daily on the CBD alone.