The Lagos State Government on Monday commenced the demolition of structures in Pen Cinema, Agege for the construction of a flyover.
Bulldozers moved in early on Monday for the commencement of the demolition of the structures.
While some of the structures are said to be illegal, others are said to be legal.
According to the Lagos State Government, compensation will be paid to owners of legal structures that need to give way for the flyover.
This will be more so for residents of the estate in Pen Cinema.
The exercise, according to a resident, who pleaded anonymity, did not come to them as a surprise.
The resident said they had since been served the demolition and compensation for notice by the government.
Several buildings, which included those housing eateries, banks and phone shops were being pulled down as at press time.
Among buildings affected were those housing Zenith Bank Plc, Union Bank Plc and Tantalizers.
Security operatives were on hand to maintain order and control the heavy traffic that resulted from the exercise.