The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that about 795 house owners and more residents might lose their houses and other properties for the construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge.
This was revealed by the Minister of Environment, Mamoud Abubakar, as represented by a director in the Ministry, James Kolawole, at the Environmental Social Impact Assessment Stakeholders’ Scoping Workshop on the project in Lagos on Thursday.
Noting that a lot of efforts were made to reduce the number of affected houses from the initial 9,000 to 795, Kolawole said there should be a sincere commitment on the part of the Lagos State Government on compensation for the affected families.
“There is an alignment that should affect about 9,000 structures along the corridor, but we have reviewed it and gone for the alignment that will affect about 795 houses instead of the one that will take more houses.” Read also: I Have A Very BIG God – Sammie Okposo Gives Thanks To God After Surviving An Accident On 3rd Mainland Bridge
“It is an ongoing thing on how best to minimise the negative impact. The bridge would boost the state’s economic growth and enhance international trade”, he said.
The proposed 38 kilometres 4th Mainland Bridge will be connecting Lagos and Ogun states, linking the Abraham Adesanya Estate area in and Sparklight Estate near the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.