The Federal Government has confirmed that demolition of structures for the first 3km of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway will commence tomorrow, Saturday, April 27.

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The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mrs Korede Keisha, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos.

She said that structures to be demolished would be those within the designated right of way for the project.

She advised property owners who received demolition notices and have concerns to visit the secretariat of the Federal Ministry of Works between yesterday, Thursday, April 25, and today, Friday, April 26, to discuss their concerns.

The Controller said, “So this press briefing is just to create awareness for all those that may be involved or have one or two things to do along that project corridor.

“We’ve sent out demolition notices to as many as are within the right of way, and we are using this medium now to say that everyone who has any concern within that corridor and has been served, the secretariat is open to them from today, 3.00 pm.

“We are welcoming them from today until tomorrow. Whatever you have to do along that axis, and then we’ve come to you and marked you down for demolition, we are asking that you see us at the secretariat from today until tomorrow evening.

“Thereafter, the demolition squad will move to action by Saturday morning for the first three kilometres.

“For the first three kilometres, anything within the right of way of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway will be dropped down from Saturday morning.

“So, I want to use this medium to reach out to as many as we cannot put calls across to, and this will go a long way to let them know that their issues will be sorted out between today and tomorrow.

“Especially if you are within zero to three kilometres of the projects and you have been marked. You have been identified as standing in the right of way of the project corridors.”

The 700-km Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project is designed to connect Lagos to Cross River, passing through the coastal states of Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom, before culminating in Cross River.

The Federal Government says the 700 km Lagos-Calabar coastal road will be constructed for N15 trillion, and a kilometre of the road will cost N4 billion.