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Lagos Community praises FG for saving 2,000 homes

Okun-Ajah neighborhood in Eti-Osa Native Authorities Space of ​​Lagos State has recommended President Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, for reverting to the unique route of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway undertaking and saving over 2,000 of their homes from demolition.

They supplied their compliments in a letter to the Minister signed by the Baale of Okun-Aja, Chief Sikiru Olukasi, and Secretary, Kamorudeen Balogun, titled ‘Thanks for the redevelopment of the coastal highway’.

In Might, the neighborhood had known as on the federal and Lagos state governments to exclude the normal ruler’s palace and a couple of,000 different homes from a revised undertaking itinerary, saying the properties had been wrongly earmarked for demolition.

On Might 24, 2024, Umahi knowledgeable neighborhood teams and conventional establishments within the state, notably the Okun-Ajah neighborhood, of a rezoning of the realm to salvage submarine cables and different enterprise amenities.

The neighborhood praised the minister of their July 5 letter, saying the federal government’s choice introduced them “great aid.”

They mentioned: “The standard ruler and representatives of Okun-Ajah neighborhood in Eti-Osa Native Authorities Space of ​​Lagos State write to specific our honest gratitude to your latest choice to divert the coastal highway undertaking which might have led to the demolition of our conventional house.

“The federal authorities’s willingness to contemplate and act on the considerations of our neighborhood is enormously appreciated and demonstrates the federal government’s dedication to preserving our cultural heritage.

“Your choice has introduced nice aid and pleasure to the individuals of Okun-Ajah, as our conventional house has nice cultural and historic worth to us. It’s a place the place our traditions and customs are upheld and it serves as a logo of our identification and unity.

“By selecting to divert the highway to the swamp space of ​​the neighborhood, you haven’t solely secured an important a part of our heritage by rescuing 1000’s of our individuals from homelessness but additionally strengthened the boldness and assurance we’ve within the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, which has proven humane feelings for its residents.”

The development of the 700-kilometer highway infrastructure, which is able to take eight years, is anticipated to price about 15 trillion naira.

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