Video: Facts to Know About Lagos Under bridge Apartment Where Tenants Pay N250,000 Rent Annually

TheTalk.NG journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism in Nigeria.

Ikoyi, Lagos state – The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government in Lagos state recently uncovered a network of makeshift apartments under the Dolphin Estate Bridge in Ikoyi.

There, tenants reportedly pay N250,000 annually for a room.

Lagos state government uncovers under-bridge apartment where tenants pay N250,000 rent86 rooms where tenants paid N250,000 a year found under Lagos bridge. Photo credits:@Postsubman, @jidesanwooluSource: Twitter

TheTalk.NG writes on facts to know about the trending under-bridge apartment.

Location

The illegal apartment is located under Dolphin Estate bridge in Ikoyi area of Lagos.

Ikoyi is an upscale area in Lagos that is home to a large number of wealthy Nigerians.

Apartment size

The apartment has a total number of 86 rooms, partitioned into 10×10 and 12×10, according to Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos state commissioner for environment and water resources.

Wahab provided the update on his verified X handle on Wednesday, May 1.

Rent

The tenants pay N250,000 annual rent.

Considering the substandard nature of the apartment, many netizens are surprised by the amount.

Who is collecting the rent?

According to Tunde Aluko (@tundealuko), who said he is a member of the community development associations (CDA):

“We led the community to ‘clear’ the shanties under Akute bridge, when we got to the larger community and PCRC, we found out it was the Baales collecting ‘rent.”

Container

There is also a container used for different illegal activities discovered under the Dolphine Estate bridge.

TheTalk.NG understands that the containers have all been removed by the enforcement team of Lagos state ministry of the environment and water resources, according to the commissioner.

Arrests made

Some of the squatters have been arrested.

The squatters were arrested on Tuesday, April 30 by law enforcement agents.

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Sanwo-Olu didn’t announce wage increment

Earlier, TheTalk.NG reported that an X user claimed in a post that Governor Sanwo Olu increased the minimum wage of civil servants in the state to N70,000.

The post had an attached video of Governor Sanwo-Olu addressing an audience.

A fact-checking platform, Dubawa, scrutinised the claim and ruled that the insinuation that the Lagos state governor announced an increase in the minimum wage of civil servants in Lagos from N35,000 to N70,000 is untrue.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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