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Rail Line: Lagos begins to compensate 263 people affected




By Florence Onuegbu

On Thursday, the Lagos State Government began compensating the 263 Project Affected People (PAP) identified on the Lagos Rail Transit Red Line.

The Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line is a 37 km rail project, which will move from Agbado to Marina, which is expected to move more than one million commuters per day, when completed in the last quarter of 2022.

At the groundbreaking ceremony of the Red Line project in Ikeja, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, presented checks of varying amounts in compensation to 25 residents including properties, businesses and residents. dwellings had been affected by the project.

Sanwo-Olu indicated that the delivery of checks to other PAPs would continue thereafter, in order to reduce their pain.

He said the beneficiaries were those who had been verified to be bona fide landowners, business owners and tenants of the affected buildings.

“For the first time in the history of paying compensation, we are not only paying compensation to owners, we are also paying compensation to tenants and business owners who are tenants of these properties.

“We are doing this to make sure no one is left behind, we don’t want to displace anyone from their economic activity right now, we want to reposition them and make sure that Lagos can offer them the opportunity on an ongoing basis,” he said. said.

He appealed to all residents on the need to endure with patience the temporary pains and inconveniences that would be suffered during the project.

“I implore you to cooperate with entrepreneurs as we implement this life changing project which has an impact for the seamless mobility of all Lagosians,” said Sanwo-Olu.

Those compensated are the event include the Ikeja club with the sum of N78,659,000, and Blessing Okhawere (tenant) with the sum of N140,000.

In addition, another beneficiary, Alimi Daudu, was compensated with the sum of N12,213,180, among others. (NOPE)


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