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750 hectares of land for displaced Lekki communities

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The Lagos State Government has approved 750 hectares of land for the resettlement of communities displaced from Parcel B of the Lekki Free Zone(LFZ), near Epe.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who made this known yesterday at the unveiling of the Alaro Satellite City (ASC) in LFZ, listed the communities as Yegunda, Abomiti and Eyin-Osa.

He said he had directed the Lands Bureau to expedite action on the land’s enumeration to facilitate the payment of compensation and the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.

The governor described the estate, which was executed in partnership with Rendeavour Group, through North West Quadrant Development Company (NWQDC), as an investment that would create jobs and improve livelihood.

It was conceived to provide housing for a broad spectrum of income earners, as well as industrial work spaces, warehouses, hospitality and commercial office facilities, among others, he said.

He assured the partners of the state’s commitment to the project’s success.

Ambode told the partners: “You can be assured that the relevant approving agencies will attend to any of your needs in the course of your operations in this zone.

“We are aware that the increase in construction and industrial activities is taking its toll on the road networks and other complementary infrastructure along this corridor.

“To forestall future traffic jams within this corridor and avoid similar incident like the one being experienced in Apapa, we have initiated the process of constructing the 7th Axial Road from the Lekki Deep Sea Port, en route the LFZ to the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

“The design for the construction of a 50-hectare truck park within the Lekki-Epe corridor is also in progress.

“I must appreciate the trust and forbearance of the host community in Epe for believing in our administration and supporting the development of this historic project. Indeed, the hospitality and cooperation of the indigenous families, ably represented by the Resettlement Committee, have yielded positive results with this epoch-making milestone that will not only fast-track the development of the Lekki-Epe corridor, but will also transform the general socio-economic landscape of our state.” The Nation

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