The Federal and Lagos State governments have announced that about 795 houses would be destroyed in order to construct the proposed 37-kilometre Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The two authorities stated that a lot of hard work was to put into reducing the number of affected structures from about 9,000 to its current number.
The state government, however, assured the landowners that they will be compensated.
Mahmoud Abubakar, the minister for environment stated that they would see to the compensation of landowners while speaking with the Federal Ministry of Environment at the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Stakeholders’ scoping workshop in Lagos state.
The minister, represented by James Kolawole, a director in the ministry said that the proposed project would have about 16 alignments.
“There was an alignment that will 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. It is an ongoing thing on how best to minimise the negative impact,” the director said.
Naija News reports that the bridge will connect Lagos and Ogun States as well as Abraham Adesanya in Lagos and Sparklight Estate close to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.
Source: Naija News