Demolition for the First 3km of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway is Set to Begin on Saturday

The Federal Government plans to commence the demolition of buildings within the initial three kilometers of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway on Saturday, April 27.

Mrs. Korede Keisha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, made this announcement during a press briefing held on Thursday in Lagos.

Keisha clarified that the structures earmarked for demolition are those situated within the specified right of way for the project.

Property owners who have received demolition notices and harbor concerns are encouraged to visit the Federal Ministry of Works secretariat between Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, to address their issues.

Keisha said, “So this press briefing is just to create awareness for all those that may be involved or have one or two things to do along that project corridor.

“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 have been served, the secretariat is opened to them from today, 3.00 pm.

“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, 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.”

The 700-kilometer Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), aims to establish a connection between Lagos and Cross River, traversing the coastal states of Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom before reaching its destination in Cross River.

According to NAN, the construction of the 700-kilometer Lagos-Calabar coastal road is projected to require N15 trillion, with the cost per kilometer estimated at N4 billion.

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