Ojodu road construction: Lagos to compensate owners of affected properties


The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced that preparations have commenced for the construction of Kosoko Road at Ojodu-Berger, promising to compensate residents whose property will be affected.

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, who made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting for the construction of Kosoko Road, Ojodu Berger in Ojodu Local Council Development Area, called for the understanding of residents and homeowners whose property might be affected by the project.

Ogunleye noted the expansion of the road from two to six lanes would bring some inconvenience to people but he appealed to concerned stakeholders to cooperate with the government for the successful execution of the project.

He said the project was part of initiatives by the current administration to ensure regional integration and implementation of policies that would fast-track the Southwest integration through the development of border towns.

The Commissioner assured the stakeholders of an enhanced value of their property after completion of the project, promising that those affected by the regeneration of Ojodu- Berger as well as other developmental projects carried out by the government would be compensated.

“Please, we want you to cooperate with our team who will soon begin to mark your houses. The First team will come to do the enumeration, others will come for the marking and another team will come for the removal”, he said.

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He stated that the incoming administration would continue to work on the infrastructural development in the State.

Ogunleye allayed fears over denial of payment, urging the residents and affected property owners to come forward with any documents to prove their ownership of property.

“Bring whatever documents you have to prove ownership of the house. As long there is evidence to prove that the property is yours, you will be duly compensated”, he affirmed.