700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Express: Lagos To Begin Remove Illegal Structures

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The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would soon commence the removal of all illegal structures on the right-of-way of the proposed Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.

The State Government has served removal notice to the owners of the affected physical structures and other properties within this category.

According to a notice dated March 22, 2024, from the Office of Issuance: Development Matters Department and addressed to one of the owners of the property, public notices have been made in two national dailies in this regard.

The notice stated that publications were carried out on Friday 15 and Saturday, March 16 2024, for the construction of a 103km stretch of the 700km Lagos- Calabar Coastal Highway by the Federal Ministry of Works in collaboration with the Lagos State Government.

“I am directed to inform you that your property which is a two-story floor falls within the right-of-way alignment of the project by 10.4 metres,” the notice signed by Somolu O., deputy director at the Development Matters Department, reads in part.

The notice further disclosed that the affected portion of the property shall be removed in the overriding public interest to pave the way for the road construction project within seven days of serving the notice.
“Given the above, I am to request you to forward all documents supporting your ownership of the property to the Permanent Secretary, Land Bureau, Block 13 and 14, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja,” the notice added.