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Property contravening right of way of Lekki regional road will go down- Sanwo-Olu

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All property found to be contravening the right of way of the proposed Lekki regional road will be demolished, Lagos State governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said.

Sanwo-Olu, together with some members of his cabinet undertook an inspection of the regional road alignment on Saturday and vowed there was no going back on the project.

Some residents of Cowrie Creek Estate, one of the estates that may be affected by the proposed road, recently protested, and accused the state government of plans to demolish property worth over 20 billion naira.

Sanwo-Olu said there were compelling reasons to remodel the design and alignment for the road in order to reclaim the right-of-way already encroached on by property developers along the corridor.

He pointed out that it was the second time he would be going round the alignment of the 9.3 km-long, 45 metre-wide road, which he described as strategic in the implementation of Lekki masterplan

He said the road on completion would bring traffic relief to commuters plying Lekki axis as well as improve the quality of life for residents.

“This is the second time in two months that we are going round the alignment of regional road. What it means is that we are getting close to the reality of developing this corridor, which starts from somewhere close to Victoria Garden City (VGC) and terminates at Freedom Road in Lekki.

“The road, which is parallel to Lekki-Epe Expressway, is strategic for us in our Lekki Masterplan Development programme. While we went round the alignment, we discovered that there are so many estates behind this place. Construction of regional road will not only give relief, it would also enhance movement and improve quality of life for our people,” said Sanwo-Olu.