LASG Takes Possession Of Oworonsoki Jetty
Mar 19, 2009 - Following the release by the Federal Government of its four jetties in Lagos the State Government on Thurday tookover the jetties with an inspection of the Oworonsoki Jetty in Bariga by the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
The other jetties released by the Federal Government to boost the State Government’s plan for Water Transportation, include the Marina Jetty in Central Lagos, the Ijora Jetty in Apapa Local Government Area and the Ajegunle Jetty in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area.
Governor Fashola, who visited and inspected the Jetty as part of a day-long tour of projects in Kosofe/Oshodi-Isolo, Amuwo-Odofin and Ojo Local Government areas, was welcomed at the jetty by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Professor Bamidele Badejo. He was also conducted round the jetty which, apparently, had been abandoned.
The release of the Jetties was the outcome of the months of consultations by the Standing Committee on the Federal Government—Lagos State Relations which was inaugurated by President Umar Musa Yar’Adua to find amicable solution to the various issues between the two governments.
In a Joint Statement signed by the co-Chairmen of the Committee, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Mr. Olasupo Sasore, the Lagos State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, the Committee also gave the State Government the go ahead to acquire the properties on Lekki – Ikoyi Link Bridge Right of Way to enable the State Government build the bridge aimed at relieving congestion and traffic on the Lekki Highway and Victoria Island regions.
The properties, whose owners, according to the statement, will be entitled to compensation, include No. 16 Ruxton Road and Number 15, 38 and 40 Alexander Avenue, Ikoyi.
The Old Broad Street Prison, according to the Committee, will also be handed over to the State Government which will, in turn assist the Federal Government in developing another prison facility in the long term.