Demolition of a building owned by Mrs. Olufunke Daniel, wife of ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel, has commenced in Ogun State.
Datkem Plaza is a five-story building on Folagbade Street in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
According to information obtained by our correspondent, the construction is expected to be commissioned by the end of September, after having been approved by the state government in 2009.
According to reports, the destruction was overseen by government officials and security personnel and began early on Sunday morning.
Three days ago, BANKPAWA learned that a demolition notice had been issued by the government of Ogun State.
The government cited insufficient parking, an unsuitable muster point, and inadequate airspace as justification for the destruction, according to a statement released by the contractor, Engr Olusegun Lawal.
According to Lawal, the N1 billion building “has no single structural defects and all relevant and necessary government approvals have been obtained.”
Senator Daniel, who once served as governor and now represents Ogun East, has been there to evaluate the situation firsthand.
When reached, Lekan Adeniran, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, said a statement would be issued by the State Government soon.