FG Begins Demolition for Lagos-Calabar Highway

Demolition for Lagos Calabar road

The Federal Government has commenced the demolition of properties along the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway to clear the right of way for construction purposes, according to a statement by the Minister of Works, David Umahi. This move is part of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope roadmap aimed at economic diversification.

In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Orji Uchenna, Umahi emphasized the government’s commitment to addressing the concerns of affected individuals, ensuring a humane approach throughout the process. He assured that compensation for affected property owners would be promptly disbursed to minimize disruptions.

Umahi further highlighted the government’s efforts to minimize environmental impact and optimize the economic viability of the coastal road project. He urged affected parties to view the demolition as a necessary sacrifice for the long-term benefit of national economic prosperity.

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The minister emphasized the government’s determination to adhere to the coastline in executing the project, minimizing delays and ensuring efficient progress. He solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders to adhere to the timeline of the demolition exercise.

The Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project holds significant promise for enhancing transportation infrastructure and fostering economic development along Nigeria’s coastline.