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Nigeria plans coastal highway, threatens to demolish Lagos beach resort

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Nigeria plans coastal highway, threatens to demolish Lagos beach resort

Nigerian authorities have ordered the demolition of Landmark Beach resort in Lagos to make way for a planned 700-kilometer coastal highway. Owned by businessman Paul Onwuanibe, the resort attracts millions of visitors annually.Nigeria plans coastal highway, threatens to demolish Lagos beach resort

Onwuanibe, who obtained the land in 2007, expressed shock at the demolition order, fearing the loss of a significant investment. The resort, valued at over $200 million, generates thousands of jobs and substantial tax revenue.

Nigeria plans coastal highway, threatens to demolish Lagos beach resort

The proposed highway, aiming to link Lagos to Calabar, has received federal approval. However, environmentalists raise concerns about its impact, including habitat destruction and ecological harm.

While acknowledging the highway’s economic potential, Onwuanibe worries about its adverse effects on tourism and investment in Lagos. He urges thorough consultation and a reconsideration of routes to minimize damage to local businesses and ecosystems.

As discussions continue between stakeholders, Onwuanibe hopes for a solution beneficial to both the highway project and coastal businesses, emphasizing the importance of long-term planning and collaboration with affected parties.

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