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Property owners to receive compensations as construction of Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge begins Q1 2024 –Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State assures the State Government will compensate landlords and tenants of the affected buildings, structures as construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge commences by March 2024

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured the State Government will compensate landlords and tenants of structures that may be demolished as the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge commences by March 2024.

ConsumerConnect learnt Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this development Thursday, January 25, at the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos State capital.

The governor also noted the proposed construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge would commence in the First Quarter (Q1) of this year, saying “by the end of March or April.”

The new bridge, Sanwo-Olu stated, will be constructed and opened for use in phases.

The governor equally said that extensive work had already been done towards the activation of of the road infrastructure construction project.

He said of the need to compensate the affected property owners: “You cannot get a new road without needing to do a bit of discomfort.

“But we will ensure that we compensate everybody that their property or their businesses will be disturbed by this new construction. But it’s going to be along existing corridors.”

The Lagos State Governor further said: “So, there will be a few buildings that will be touched.

“But I want to assure you that not only will the landlord be paid full compensation, but places we have tenants as well, we will ensure that we also compensate them.

“And we will ensure that nobody is unduly taken advantage of.”

As regards the actual time for commencement of construction work on the much-awaited bridge would start, Sanwo-Olu said: “We’ve done extensive work on the bridge. But we are at the crossroads of where to get the real financing for that kind of project.

“We’ll need to be very very creative, but we thank God because we have reached the last final dot of the construction.

“Our commitment is that within this first quarter, meaning that by the end of March or April, we should break the ground to start the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.”

About Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge

The Fourth Mainland Bridge is a 38km-long road infrastructure project by the Lagos State Government (LASG).

The design of the proposed facility connects Lagos Island by way of Langbasa (Lekki) and Baiyeku (Ikorodu) across the Lagos Lagoon to Itamaga, in Ikorodu.

The bridge is a 2 x 4 lane carriageway cross-sectional road with permission for Bus Rapid Transit Lane and future road contraction.

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