Kara Residents Are Illegal Occupants – Ogun Govt

Channels Television  
Updated April 4, 2013

Authorities in Ogun state have said the displaced persons and occupants of the razed Kara village are not legal occupants but it will in any case provide necessary support to the internally displaced persons.

The Ogun state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Engineer Bayo Faari, made this known when he visited the scene on Thursday.

The Commissioner expressed his surprise for such a densely populated community to exist under a major inter-state access bridge.

Kara village is located under the inter-access bridge between Lagos and Ogun state along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Meanwhile the south-west coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Iyiola Akande has asked for more synergy between the two states in the case of such disasters.

He noted that though the scene of the incident falls under the purview of Ogun state but more accessible to Lagos.

He also advised that such shanties should not be allowed to exist in any part of the country.

Hundreds of people were displaced in the inferno that raged a shanty sling m on Wednesday night destroying properties worth millions of Naira.