The Lagos State Government has issued 7-day ultimatum to landlords in the state to leave all gated streets open between 5am and 11:59pm or have them dismantled.
This was disclosed by Commissioner Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, at a news conference on Monday.
He ordered that the gates be opened at the stipulated hours but that they could be shut between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. but that such gates must be manned by security guards to allow for emergency movement.
He stated that the state government would be forced to demolish gates where it is discovered that landlords or Community Development Associations(CDA)s have failed to heed the order.
He added that landlords and CDAs have just seven days to implement the directive.
The former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola had enforced the policy on gated streets but due to sloppy enforcement, landlords and community leaders went back to locking their street gates by 6pm.
At a news conference on Monday in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Commissioner Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, ordered