Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development yesterday commenced removal of properties impeding the Right of Way of ongoing construction works on the reinforced concrete dual carriage flyover bridge at Abule Egba junction.
The Ministry had earlier agreed with the owners/occupiers of buildings during a consultative stakeholders forum held on Tuesday September 20th 2016, to remove structures that may likely impede the right of way and construction works for the project. In addition statutory notices was served on the owners occupiers
It was noticed that owners had earlier in the day commenced voluntary removal of the properties before the officials moved in. The Ministry allowed this so as to enable the owners to conduct a controlled removal with minimum loss of valuables
The State Government has earlier said there is need to implement an existing acquisition as provided in the Federal Highway Regulations as contained in the Public Land Acquisition Act and gazetted by the Federal Government for Lagos - Abeokuta Expressway Right of Way;
The Ministry emphasised that the agreed 45.72 metres on the right side and 45.72 metres on the left side from the Centre of the Existing Road as contained in the Removal Notice served .
The State Government also reiterated that members of the general public whose property may be affected and having valid claim, to forward documents of such to the Ministry for record and other administrative purposes.