In the aftermath of the demolition of properties on the right of way in Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos Mainland, by the Lagos State Government due to the ongoing construction in the area, the Lagos State Government has assured all affected property owners of adequate payment of compensation.
During a stakeholders’ meeting on the Reconstruction and Upgrade of Odunsi Street, Bariga LCDA, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye said that the property owners affected will be compensated after provision of valid proof of ownership.
“As long as owners can prove that the structures belong to them by showing valid proof of ownership, the State will adequately compensate. The proof of ownership could be a photograph, family receipt or survey plan,” he said.
He revealed that the road project which has 1.5km road alignment begins from Tijani Ashogbon Street and terminates at Alhaji Ariyo and Akinbayo Streets saying, upon completion of the exercise, Bariga Community will be integrated with the Third Mainland Bridge and Oworonshoki axes respectively.
He continued that: “The developments in these areas will at completion improve the flow of traffic and have tremendous socio-economic impact on businesses in the area because travel time would be reduced, the standard of living of the people will improve, the value of property in the areas will increase and the development will provide an enhanced aesthetic environment to the residents and entire State”, Ogunleye assured.