Emenike: Ex Super Eagles Star Sends Message to Kinsmen Over Demolition of Illegal Estate in Lagos

Emenike: Ex Super Eagles Star Sends Message to Kinsmen Over Demolition of Illegal Estate in Lagos

Raphael Abiola
updated at October 17, 2023 at 11:56 AM
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  • Emmanuel Emenike has criticised the Lagos State government over the demolition of houses
  • The former Super Eagles star is not happy with the way authorities are treating his kinsmen
  • The ex-West Ham United striker's words have stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike has lamented the demolition of houses in Lagos State with his post on social media.

Several house owners in Lagos have cried out after the state government demolished properties which were built in an illegal area.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the number one citizen in the state, ordered the demolition of illegal structures erected on canals and waterways along the Gedegede, Mobil Road, Megamound Estate, and Ikota drainage channels.

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Emmanuel Emenike has criticised Lagos State government over house demolition. Photo: Mike Hewitt.
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Former West Ham United striker, Emenike took to his official Instagram page to advise his kinsmen (Igbo) to return home (meaning the Eastern region) and 'plant the seeds of their investments' so they will not 'fall victim' again.

"The sadness is too much after getting approval from the same Lagos State government, this is pure wickedness," he said.

The former Nigerian international mentioned the states in the Eastern region where his kinsmen can make their investment rather than staying in Lagos, according to Gistlover.

"Igbos are in trouble, bring your investment back home my people, we have Abia state, Imo state, Anambra state, Enugu state, and Ebonyi state."

The former Super Eagles striker's reaction to the issue has gone viral on social media, with his fellow Nigerians sharing their thoughts on it.

Delta State government reacts to stadium collapse

Sports Brief previously reported on the Delta State government denying reports last year that claimed three people lost their lives after a section of the Stephen Keshi Stadium collapsed.

This was according to Charles Aniagwu, the Commissioner for Information in the state and the Media Committee of the Local Organising Committee for Delta 2022 National Sports Festival.

Aniagwu said that contrary to reports that three persons were killed in the incident - which he slammed as untrue - only one person sustained a minor injury and that victim was treated.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.