Lagos Threatens To Shut Down Ikoyi Federal Marriage Registry


Lagos State government said it will
not hesitate to shut down the Federal Marriage
Registry in Ikoyi if an immediate solution is not
proffered by the owners as its patrons always
constitute a nuisance through indiscriminate
parking on the road among other environmental
offences.

It also issued 14 days grace to owners of illegal
structures on Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki and
environs to remove such infractions or face
prosecution according to the state’s
environmental law.

This came following approval by Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode for the commencement of
enforcement of the Clean-Up of the inner streets
of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki environs.
The Chairman and Secretary to the State
Government, SSG, Mr. Tunji Bello who made the
remarks yesterday, explained that the measure
became necessary in order to restore the original
plans of the areas as well as ensure sustainable
environment for residents.

According to Bello, “The Governor gave the go-
head after receiving a briefing from the
committee on the completion of the first stage of
the exercise which involved the major streets.
Meanwhile, the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee
yesterday unveiled range of activities for the final
celebration of the State’s Golden Jubilee
anniversary.

Addressing a world press conference at the
Banquet Hall in Lagos House, Ikeja, Co-chair of
the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee, Mr Habeeb
Fasinro said the final lap of the celebration would
kick off on Saturday, April 8 and culminate on
Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Fasinro, who was joined at the conference by
other members of the Committee including
Professor Ademola Abass, Hon. Adebimpe
Akinsola, Mrs. Sarah Boulos, Mrs. Chika Balogun,
said the events lined up for the celebration has
been carefully selected to tell the story and
journey from 1967 when the State was created till
date.

He said the event would kick off on April 8, with a
special Musical Play tagged “Wakaa” produced
and directed by ace producer and director,
Bolanle Austen-Peters at the Muson Centre,
Onikan Lagos. 

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