LASG Engages Stakeholders on Opebi-Mende Link Bridge Project Right of Way – The Sun Nigeria

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The Lagos State Government said it has engaged stakeholders in discussions to smoothly establish the right-of-way for the construction of the Opebi-Mende Link Bridge at Ikeja.

A statement issued on Saturday by Mr. Mukaila Sanusi, spokesperson for the Lagos State Ministry of Land and Urban Development, said the project was a priority of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration. .

Sanusi said the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako led the stakeholders‘ meeting in Alausa on Friday.

Salako said the construction of the Opebi-Mende link bridge and access roads would reduce traffic congestion and the transportation network in line with the Lagos State Government’s THEMES program.

“It is a known fact that people are the ultimate beneficiaries of development projects like this. As promised in the administration’s THEMES program, the government led by Sanwo-Olu will continue to take concrete steps to ensure the distribution of democracy dividends to our people.

“Obviously, this particular project, like many others that have been executed in all sectors, will set a good example in making life more abundant for the governed,” he said.

He urged stakeholders to grant public officials and contractors working at the site unhindered access for smooth operations to ensure timely delivery of the project.

Salako added that as part of the process of establishing the right-of-way, ministry officials would serve statutory notices on buildings slated for removal and mark affected buildings when the notices expire.

He added that officers from the Lands Office would later carry out an assessment exercise for compensation purposes before the actual removal of the structures.

The Governor’s Special Advisor on E-GIS and Planning Issues, Dr. Olajide Babatunde urged all landowners to respect the right of way of public facilities to avoid the removal of their structures.

The Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure, Ms. Aramide Adeyoye urged stakeholders “to take ownership of the project and give it the deserved support as their contributions and suggestions have been taken into account”.

Other participants in the meeting included: the Permanent Secretary of the Office of Infrastructure, Mr. Olufemi Daramola; Chief Executive, Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency, Mrs. Ajibike Shomade and Chief Executive, Lagos State Environmental Planning and Monitoring Agency, Mr. Daisi Oso. (NOPE)

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