April 29, 2024

Lagos-Calabar coastal highway: FG begins enforcement of right of way

Lagos-Calabar coastal highway: FG begins enforcement of right of way

Minister of Works, David Umahi

•Says exercise’ll have human face

By Kingsley Adegboye and John Alechenu

The Federal Government has commenced demolition of properties affected by the right of way of the Lagos-Calabar super highway from the Lagos end.

Minister of Works, Engr.  David Umahi, who flagged off the exercise weekend, assured those affected that the exercise would be carried out with a human face.

The minister in a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), Orji Uchenna Orji, in Abuja, yesterday, gave assurances that the construction of Lagos- Calabar coastal highway would mark a major milestone  in the Renewed Hope  roadmap towards economic diversification.

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Umahi said:  “We are doing some minor adjustments, and our commitment is to stay within the coastline.

”When the initial demolition order was passed to all the affected investors, so to speak, I graciously increased  the period  to another  seven days and yet another four days, and here we are because the project stopped because  of the part of  this demolition, and I want to commend the likes of Mr Bolaji.”

While flagging-off the demolition  exercise, the minister said:  “This demolition is going to have a pure human  face and so with the utmost  fear of God, gratitude to God Almighty and commitment to the Renewed Hope agenda  of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in our infrastructural development  in particular, I wish to flag-off this demolition exercise to get a right of way within  the coastal corridor  which  is the legitimate  right  of the Federal Government.”

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