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795 houses will be demolished for Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge Linking Lagos and Ogun State

FG and the Lagos State Authorities have mentioned 795 homes might be demolished to pave the way for the development of the proposed 37-kilometer Fourth Mainland Bridge.

The Federal and State Governments mentioned lots of efforts had been put into lowering the variety of affected buildings from about 9,000 to lower than 800.

The state authorities assured that house owners of the affected property would be adequately compensated.

It mentioned all stakeholders would be satisfactorily considered within the execution of the project.

Talking on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Stakeholders’ scoping workshop with the Federal Ministry of Environment in Lagos, Environment Minister Mahmoud Abubakar mentioned there ought, to be honest dedication on the part of Lagos State government on the compensation for owners of affected properties.

The minister, who was represented by a director in the ministry, James Kolawole, explained that although the project would have about 16 alignments, however, the very best had been chosen.

“There was an alignment that may have an effect on about 9,000 buildings alongside the corridor, however, we’ve reviewed it and gone for the alignment that may have an effect on about 795 homes, as a substitute of the one that may take extra homes. It’s an ongoing factor on how best to minimize the unfavorable impact,” he mentioned.

The State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said the bridge, which is able to join Lagos and Ogun states, will cross by Abraham Adesanya in Lagos and Sparklight Property close to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.

A town planner in the ministry, Mr. Abayomi Omolola Amos mentioned the alignment of the project had been carefully designed to reduce the number of homes that ought to be demolished.

The Federal Authorities mentioned the proposed bridge will increase financial progress and improve worldwide commerce.

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