795 Houses To Be Demolished For Construction Of Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge
The Federal and Lagos State governments have said 795 houses might be demolished for the construction of the proposed 37-kilometre Fourth Mainland Bridge.
This was disclosed at the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Stakeholders’ scoping workshop with the Federal Ministry of Environment in Lagos.
The Nation reports that the two authorities said a lot of efforts had been made to reduce the number of affected structures from about 9,000 to less than 800.
The state government assured that owners of the affected property would be adequately compensated.
Speaking at the event, Environment Minister, Mamoud Abubakar said there should be sincere commitment 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 though the project would have about 16 alignments, but the best had been selected.
The State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said the bridge, which will connect Lagos and Ogun states, will pass through Abraham Adesanya in Lagos and Sparklight Estate near the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.
The Federal Government said the proposed bridge will boost economic growth and enhance international trade.