Monday, April 15, 2024

Right of Way: Lagos to demolish sections of Landmark for Lagos-Calabar highway project

“I am to inform you that your property falls within the Right of Way alignment of the project by 50 meters.’’

• April 3, 2024
Landmark Beach, Lagos
Landmark Beach, Lagos (Credit: X)

The Lagos State Government is set to demolish some portions of Landmark, Oniru on Victoria Island to give way for the proposed Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project.

This was contained in a letter to the property owner/occupier, dated March 19, 2024, and signed by the Deputy Director (Development Matters Department) Tpl Shomolu O., on behalf of the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

According to the letter, the state government noted that the sections of the property billed for demolition such as the Beach Resort, Kids and Bay Arena, Members Area, Lagos Beach Club fall within the Right of Way of the proposed road project by 50 meters.

The letter further read, “Following the publications of Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March, 2024, in the two national newspapers, The Nation and The PUNCH respectively, for the constriction of 103km stretch of the 700km Lagos-Calabar coastal highway by the Federal Ministry of Works, in collaboration with Lagos State Government, I am to inform you that your property falls within the Right of Way Alignment of the project by 50 meters.

“Consequently, the affected portion shall be removed in overriding public interest, to pave way for the road construction project from seven (7) days of serving this notice.

“In view of the above, I am to request you to forward all documents supporting your ownership of the property to the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Block 13 and 14, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.’’

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