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Lagos council to auction abandoned containers

NEWSMAN, Abuja –  Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) Area of Lagos State has decided to auction unclaimed and abandoned containers seized by the council after the expiration of the 21 days notice that it had earlier issued.

The council claims it has made several appeals to the owners to evacuate them, but all to no avail.

The council’s Vice-Chairman, Olusegun Idris said the containers were seized in order to decongest the area and reduce the crime rate recorded there.

He added that the abandoned containers and trucks made vehicular movement tedious around the Mile 2 and the Industrial Estates, in Amuwo Odofin.

Idris noted that truck drivers had made the roads, lawns and green zones in the area a dumping site for their containers.

“There has been a lot of complaints and petitions from residents in the estate. They complained of incessant robberies and attacks by hoodlums, people sleeping in the containers and they are so many on the roads. The council also could not do the repairs planned for that area,” he said.

The vice-chairman said it became necessary to seize the containers after the council had made several appeals to the owners to evacuate them, but all to no avail.

He said the council had decided to auction the containers because its Abule-Ado Area Office, where they were relocated to, was needed for other things.

“We have given them another 21 days notice to come with proof of ownership and claim the containers. When that time elapses, we will auction the unclaimed ones,” he said.

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