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FG Flags Off Demolition for Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Construction

source: channelstv

To pave the way for the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway construction, David Umahi, the Minister of Works, has officially demolished structures encroaching on the government’s right of way.

Umahi clarified that the demolition targeted shanties erected within the designated area, ensuring that Landmark Beach Resort infrastructure remained untouched.

Addressing journalists on Saturday, the minister emphasised that the demolition was essential for advancing the coastal road project.

He reassured the public that only structures obstructing the government’s legitimate right-of-way were affected.

Umahi’s statement came amidst concerns raised by stakeholders, particularly Landmark Beach Resort employees who recently protested against the sand filling of the beach for road construction purposes.

However, Umahi dismissed these concerns, stating,

Landmark has unfortunately made so much noise about this, he reiterated.

Bolaji Ariyo, CEO of Mami Chula Beach, expressed support for the project despite acknowledging the inconvenience it posed to a small number of people.

Ariyo emphasised the broader benefits of the coastal highway, asserting that it would significantly improve accessibility and contribute to the well-being of millions of Nigerians.

The minister further announced compensation plans, with documentation slated to commence on May 2-3 for affected parties.

He assured the government would uphold its commitment to fair compensation for those impacted by the demolition.

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