The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it will demolish all buildings illegally constructed on lands belonging to airports throughout the nation.

FAAN made the pledge after the demolition of 13 homes in Ajao Property, Lagos, which it claimed encroached on the Lagos airport land.

In tweets on Tuesday, the company stated residents had been warned to not buy and occupy the lands however they ignored the warnings.

FAAN stated its officers met with occupants of the land and a lot of the residents adhered with their directives whereas a couple of ignored the warnings and continued erecting buildings within the “Crimson Zones.”

It added that 254 homes had been evaluated and 220 buildings had been known as for regularisation after an investigation was carried out by the company to find out whether or not the homes constructed on the encroached land posed hazard to the actions of Lagos airport.

The administration stated occupants of 34 homes constructed inside the perimeter of the airport had been duly notified earlier than the company carried out demolition actions within the space. 

On Friday, the Common Supervisor of the Lagos State Constructing Management Company, Gbolahan Oki, stated builders and property house owners ought to comply with the due course of earlier than commencing constructing tasks in Lagos.

Mr Oki famous that the Ajao Property demolition was carried out by the company in compliance with the planning construction of Lagos.

He stated the removing of the 13 unlawful buildings confirmed that the federal government prioritises the dwelling circumstances of its residents, including that the federal government won’t fold its arms and permit the irresponsibility of a person to trigger the demise of others. 

In the meantime, the president of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL), Lagos chapter, Goodluck Ibem, claimed that the demolitions had been fuelled by ethnic hostilities. 

He alleged that homes marked for demolition in Ajao Property belonged to Igbo folks dwelling in Lagos.

Mr Ibem warned the Lagos authorities to cease demolishing homes belonging to Igbos in Lagos, including that Nigerians are legally allowed to dwell in locations of their selection across the nation.