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Lagos plans 10 new waterfront scheme

The estate/scheme are Amuwo Odowu Waterfront; Okun Ajah, Tope Coral Island, Saphire Waterfront, Ibeshe Waterfront, Epe Marina, Idale Whedako, Gberefu and other Lagoon Island foreshore…

The estate/scheme are Amuwo Odowu Waterfront; Okun Ajah, Tope Coral Island, Saphire Waterfront, Ibeshe Waterfront, Epe Marina, Idale Whedako, Gberefu and other Lagoon Island foreshore and marina developments.

Disclosing this at the annual ministerial press briefing, Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Prince Adesegun Oniru, observed that the schemes were in the last stages of approval and were ready for allocation.

While also noting the state government’s commitment to tapping and developing the potentials of the mineral resources in the state, the commissioner disclosed that the efforts would boost and deepen the creation of employment opportunities for the people of the state.

He said there has been a preliminary geological mapping of Lagos State for evaluation of its oil and gas potentials as well as investigating for silica sand deposits. While also stating his ministry’s activities aimed at enhancing the tourism potentials of the state, Prince Oniru said his ministry’s activities has led to the discovery of warm water spring at Epe and Itoikin.

He further said an International Arbitration Centre was under construction at Okun which will serve as a multipurpose centre of international standard. It was conceived to host Conference Rooms, Shops, Café and hearing rooms.

Commenting on the activities of sand diggers and stock piling applicants, the commissioner said only 15 such approvals have been given while necessary environmental impact assessment to determine the who and when such permits were given. Non compliance with the dictates of the law, he said, attracted a penalty of two years prison term or a fine of N1 million. The commissioner also disclosed that 17 persons who were arrested for illegal sand digging activities have been investigated and prosecuted just as all 13 petitions referred to the ministry have also been addressed.

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