Photos: Lagos State Proceeds With “Eko Atlantic” Project That Caused Ocean Surge


The Lagos State Government today fenced out all occupants of the coastline of Kuramo Beach to continue the construction of the Eko Atlantic City that environmentalists blame for an ocean surge that killed more than 16 people three days ago.The government also burnt down all the shanties on the shoreline that were used for petty commercial activities.

The Lagos Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Toyin Ayinde, visited the site today and stated that critics of the Eko Atlantic Project were speaking out of ignorance. He said the state could not be faulted for undertaking the mega project on the water. He accused those occupying the coastline of doing so illegally.