Lagos-Calabar Freeway: FG Commences N2.7bn Compensation Cost, Faults Landmark Title

Lagos-Calabar Freeway: FG Commences N2.7bn Compensation Cost, Faults Landmark Title
The Minister of Works, David Umahi
The Minister of Works, David Umahi


The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has faulted Landmark Group shoreline’s title, stating that the shoreline by no means belonged to the property firm.

He faulted Landmark Group shoreline’s title at a stakeholder assembly on compensation funds to property homeowners affected by the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Freeway venture in Lagos on Wednesday.

He mentioned, “Lots of people have been sending in messages because it considerations them, it’s like in a soccer match with every group praying for a win. Since we got here on Thursday, now we have been going by way of the routes, daily from morning until 8:00 pm/9:00 pm, and now we have been making exhausting choices. In some circumstances, now we have adopted the gazetted routes, in different circumstances now we have realigned to the coastal line majorly. The coastal line from the shore 250-metre by the Supreme Court docket Judgment belongs to the Federal Authorities.

“I’m speaking specifically to Landmark, come consider it, there’s none of his infrastructures that’s affected, I agree that there are some individuals in sublet relationships, however the shoreline was by no means given to Landmark by the Oniru’s household, and so these individuals he sublets to, rented some makeshifts inside the shoreline, and should you go to the shoreline, you will notice a demarcation of what was given to him, and you’d see it within the totally different color of the sand, and you will notice it due to the sand filling, the purpose that the sand is on, and so we’re coping with these those who he submitted this shoreline to illegally.”

He added, “I’ve requested Landmark to carry his paperwork, and I problem him and his co-politicians to carry the paperwork, let him flash the paperwork earlier than the press. I simply consider Landmark is taking part in politics with politicians as a result of there’s nothing to say.”

In the meantime, the fee of N2.75bn in compensation to property homeowners affected by the demolition needed for the development of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Freeway spanning from channel 0 to channel 3, additionally started on Wednesday.

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The minister mentioned, “To point out sympathy for individuals who voted for Mr President, we’d do every little thing attainable to pay the human-face compensation. Right now, we’re paying over N2bn in compensation simply from channel 0 to channel 3.”

Umahi famous that the compensation being carried out was a flag-off for 10 individuals, directing that the remainder of these to be compensated ought to go to the Secretariat of the Compensation Committee for fee.

He added, “All tenants inside the Landmark premises, at the moment, have all been shortlisted and they’ll get the fee alerts by 2:00 pm. Most of them are right here and that closes the politics of Landmark.”

The minister directed the remaining uncompensated property homeowners to the compensation committee

“All of the individuals ought to meet with the committee. The committee will probably be sitting from 2:00 pm in order that you’ll signal your paperwork within the type of indemnity and you’ll get your alert tomorrow earlier than 2:00 pm.”

The primary part of the compensation flag-off included 10 property homeowners, which had been: Olaotan Olamuyiwa of Checkmate; Kemi Osinibi of Landmark Children Membership by Maxtivity; Mide Adegbite, Peter Oladipupo of FX Lounge; Bukola Oloko, Abiodun Oguntunde of Xchange Lagos; Dapo Oniru of Moist Seaside; Mustapha Olatunji of G12 Seaside; Dr Bashir Oshodi, and Bestrock.

The Federal Controller of Works for Lagos State, Olukorede Kesha, famous that the aforementioned property homeowners had been the primary 10 to be compensated, including that subsequently, different compensations would ensue.

In March, the Federal Authorities began setting up the 700-kilometer Lagos-Calabar Coastal Freeway, designed to increase by way of 9 states with two spurs resulting in the northern states.

Umahi revealed that the street can be constructed utilizing concrete pavement.

Within the following month, the federal government established a committee tasked with the obligations of reviewing, assessing, and compensating landowners affected by the development of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Expressway.

Umahi mentioned that the committee, comprising members drawn from the ministry, Lagos State, affected communities, and different stakeholders, had major obligations that included verifying the eligibility of claimants, assessing the scale of affected properties, and figuring out the suitable compensation quantities.

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