ICT Village: Developer appeals for evacuation of  miscreants, trespassers



To ensure timely of work at the Gatankowa ICT Village relocation site, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd seeks the support of  Lagos State Government to evacuate illegal occupants from the site.

Bridgeway Global Project Ltd the developer handling the relocation of  the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Village from its present in Ikeja to Gatankowa area in Agbado-Okiodo LCDA.

Mr Jimmy Onyemenam, Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeway Global Project Ltd, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

He said that unless action was taken, the miscreants who had built shanties on the site would delay the timely of the proposed ICT Village project.

According to Onyemenam, the miscreants have also constituted a security threat to workers who have been attacked several times, thereby hindering  ongoing relocation project at Gatankowa area.

He lamented the spate of activities of hoodlums in Lagos in recent times, stressing that state government agencies should curb their activities they get out of hands.

“We  have written several letters to the Commissioner of Physical  Planning and Urban Development on the issue of the over 3,000 illegal immigrants occupying  the cleared site for the project.

“They have been there for years and established an ecosystem the place was acquired state government to be used for the ICT village.

“But when the demolition was done and they had nowhere  to go, they returned to the same place that under construction now with more aggression.

“They threaten the lives of the workers on site and people living in the environment. They destroy their work.

“You will also see people who claim to be mechanics, who drive in with cars the place, dismantle them and sell them as scraps”, he said.

According to the developer,  it only with the intervention of  the state government the ministry in charge, that can quit  the miscreants.

Onyemenam acknowledged that the office of the governor had been supportive , adding that  more help was needed from the supervising ministry and security agencies to ensure timely of  the project.

He said that so much money had been spent on security issues but regretted that not much had been achieved.

He said it was imperative to complete work on the project  as it was a development project. (NAN)