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Demolition Of Houses For Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road Begins This Saturday

The Federal Government says its demolition squad moves in on Saturday to begin removal of marked properties along the right of way for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road.

Announcing the move at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, the Federal Controller of Works, Korede Keisha, asked all those whose houses had been marked for demolition to come to the Ministry’s Secretariat in the state to sort out whatever process is required by the ministry.

According to Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, the Lagos-Calabar coastal road construction would take eight years in building at a cost of N4 billion per kilometre.

Its total 700 kilometres will take N15 trillion.

It is designed to connect Lagos to Cross River, passing through Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom states, before culminating in Cross River.

Already, property owners and residents of Okun Ajah community in Lagos have protested against what they described as deviation from the established right-of-way.

Korede said: “We’ve sent out demolition notices to as many as are within the right of way and we are using this medium now to say that everyone that has any concern within that corridor and has been served, the secretariat is open to them from 3pm.

“We are welcoming them from today till tomorrow. Whatever you have to do along that axis, and then we’ve come to you and marked you down for demolition, we are asking that you see us at the secretariat from today till tomorrow evening. Thereafter, the demolition squad will move to action by Saturday morning for the first three kilometres.

“For the first three kilometres, anything within the right of way of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway will be dropped down from Saturday morning.

“So, I want to use this medium to reach out to as many as we cannot put calls across to, that this will go a long way to let them know that their issues will be sorted out between today and tomorrow, especially, if you are within zero to three kilometres of the projects and you have been marked; you have been identified as standing in the right of way of the project corridors.”

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