Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned Igbos in Lagos State against building structures without proper permits.

According to Iwuanyanwu, the Ohanaeze might have a hard time defending Igbos who disobey Lagos’s building codes.

He learned that all the residences that were demolished violated the land acquisition laws, he said at a press conference.

According to his information from the government, some of the Igbo houses are built on highways and drainage lines, which is why they are being demolished.

The rules of the country must be followed. Send a request for clearance to the relevant government body. After then, you won’t have to worry because Ohanaeze will protect you.

“However, it will be extremely challenging to provide any form of assistance if you proceed to construct on drainage lines and roads without following the laws of the land and obtaining the necessary approvals.”

It was pointed out by Iwuanyanwu that the Igbo people are “the pioneers” and “heroes” of contemporary Lagos State.

He asserted that portions of the state were rendered habitable by Igbo ancestors.

Developing such vast land was a problem for all nations when Lagos became the federal capital, he added.

The majority of the Igbo ancestors are no longer with us, but they met the challenge of their day with courage.

Investment was a major obstacle at the time in order to make Lagos suitable for its role as the federal capital territory. The Igbo people turned marshy areas into livable communities.

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