VID; Reactions Trail Online As FG Disembarks From Lagos-Calabar Highway Realignment

Date: 24-05-2024 9:20 am (3 weeks ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 24-05-2024 09:20 AM (3 weeks ago)

At the 3rd Stakeholders Meeting for the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway, Minister of Works David Umahi announced that the FG will be diverting away from the proposed new alignment that would’ve destroyed ancestral lands in the Okun-Ajah community and possibly affected submarine cables.

The Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, had announced some weeks ago that the Lagos-Calabar coastal road project will be realigned away from its original plan in a move to bolster economic strength and achieve the gazetted route of the project’s corridors. The minister had hinted that more beachfronts, obstructions and structures along the federal government’s gazetted right-of-way will be demolished.

However, Umahi announced today that the planned alignment will no longer be carried out. He also said that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) would not be available for now, citing Section 15 (b) of the Freedom of Information Act to support the government’s decision to withhold certain information from the press and public.

The Section Umahi cited is the exception of third-party information, which allows government institutions to deny journalists or the public access to information.

Meanwhile, the announcement comes after the telecommunication companies warned the government of the possibility of network outage in the country if the diversion is not reconsidered.

In a video posted by journalist Laila Johnson-Salami, members of the Okun-Ajah community were seen praising the Tinubu-led administration for its decision not to use their route.

Despite previous demolitions that affected the beachfront of private businesses, including LandMark, the government is now considering alternatives to ensure the continuation of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway.

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Posted: at 24-05-2024 09:20 AM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 24-05-2024 09:40 AM (3 weeks ago)
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Aren't this people useless in government, the landmark beach should sue these useless people. Government who fail to plan, plan to fail.
Posted: at 24-05-2024 09:40 AM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 24-05-2024 12:46 PM (3 weeks ago)
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Posted: at 24-05-2024 12:46 PM (3 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- fineboy77 at 24-05-2024 07:01 PM (3 weeks ago)
Kai !!!!

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