Lagos State government on Wednesday said those whose properties will be demolished to pave way for the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge will be adequately compensated in line with international best practices.
The state government made this known at the panel review meeting on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge Project in Lagos and Ogun states.
The parley was organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. Speaking at the stakeholders’ forum, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, while giving the assurance, said the panel review for the ESIA report on the Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge project is the final review before the project is approved at ESIA level.
According to Adeyoye, who was represented by the Project Director, Mr. Tokunbo Ajanaku, the meeting with the stakeholders was fruitful, saying it was a parley of co-owners and, therefore, “the quality of the input from everybody.”
“This project passes through Lagos and Ogun states so it is a Lagos State initiative for Lagos State and Ogun State driven by Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu and that means all of the corridors within Lagos and those within Ogun State, there is a harmonious and integrated approach to settlement and that is what we will do and each party will be properly compensated where necessary resettle for the approaches is going to be wholistic I think the issue compensation is not the case it is actually a composite plan to make everybody happy,” he assured.