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Landmark CEO, Onwuanibe speaks amid government’s plan to demolish Landmark Beach Resort

Landmark Demands Compensation Over Demolition of Beachfront

On Saturday, April 6, Paul Onwuanibe, CEO of Landmark Beach Resort, released a statement via his official X handle in response to the Lagos State Government demolition plan of some parts of Landmark Beach Resort to construct the 700km Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.

Following the Lagos State government’s announcement and public outcry, Onwuanibe has expressed the ongoing talk between the management of Landmark Africa and the Federal and Lagos State governments to find alternative solutions to avoid demolition of the resort located within the road’s proposed right of way.

I wish to confirm that we are in active talks with various arms of the federal and state government including the Lagos State Government, the Federal and State Ministries of Tourism, and the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as well as several interest groups and have received firm assurances that there will be no disruptions to business while we work to agree on win-win solutions including rerouting the first 1.5 km out of the 700km stretch of the Road to its original location along the undeveloped Water Corporation Road median, says Onwuanibe.

Onwuanibe also believes that “with careful collaboration and consultation, a small number of other minor reroutes may be required to sustain the existing socioeconomic activity along the course of this Road.”

Also, the Landmark group released a statement in response to its host’s plan to demolish the resort over the right of way (ROW).

The seven-day notice of demolition was issued by the Lagos State government, which listed parts of the property that will be demolished to make way for the road to include the Beach Resort, Kids and Bay Arena, Members Area, and Lagos Beach Club.

The Landmark ecosystem worth around $250M has over 80 businesses in operation and welcomes about 3 million visitors, many are the locales and tourists from the diaspora. Landmark directly employs 4000 Nigerians and 12,000 indirectly.

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