The Lagos State Government said it had cleaned up 12 streets in the Ikoyi and Victoria Island areas of the state.
The Chairman of the Special Committee on Clean-up of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki, Mr. Tunji Bello, in a statement on Sunday, said while five major streets were cleaned in Ikoyi, seven were cleaned on the Victoria Island.
Bello, who said the clean-up had led to the evacuation of hoodlums and miscreants from the areas, explained that the clean-up exercise would be in batches to ensure effectiveness.
The committee chairman said operatives of the Kick Against Indiscipline had been positioned in places where street traders were dislodged and shanties demolished to ensure that they did not return.
He said, “On Ahmadu Bello Way, where we have a lot of infractions such as illegal parking by tricycle riders and conversion of median walkways to parking spaces and setbacks by yellow taxi, car hire services and companies without parking lots, all such vehicles, which were not removed after due notices, have been towed away to ensure free flow of traffic.
“All those who have turned the road on Ahmadu Bello Way to a major depot for charcoal have been removed and the spaces secured with motorised KAI patrol vehicles.”
He said the exercise had also provided an avenue for security agencies to dislodge miscreants who resided in several abandoned buildings which served as brothels and drinking joints