Lagosians Protest Against Government "Anti-People Policies"

Some Lagosians yesterday took to the streets to protest against what they termed anti-peoples policies of the Lagos State government under the leadership of Akinwunmi Ambode.

Street traders been hunted by environmental taskforce and others evicted from their homes marched on the streets to express their dissatisfaction with some of the governor's policies.

They alleged that the Lagos State government has been engaged in landgrabbing and the demolition of waterfront communities, that land seized from the poor is then sold to developers and others who have connections to the state government.

They called on Ambode to invest in social housing and stop demolishing existing buildings, provide for the poor, create affordable housing and security and put an end to indiscriminate arrest of Lagosians, especially petty traders.