The project will stretch from the Erepoto area to Oluwo market on the Marina at Epe

The reclamation of the Epe Marina Shoreline will start in September, Abiodun Ajero, an official of the Epe Local Government Council in Lagos State said on Tuesday.

Ajero, the Special Adviser on Markets Development and Revenue Generation to the council chairman, explained that the project would be carried out in collaboration with the State Government.

The special adviser said that the council had provided a temporary place for residents and businesses displaced by the project, adding that the council planned to get a permanent location for  their resettlement.

According to him, the reclamation project will stretch from the Erepoto area to Oluwo market on the Marina at Epe.

Ajero said that the state government and the council were carrying out the project to enable them to effectively harness the economic and tourism potentials of Epe, to boost business and leverage sustainable development in the area.

Describing the Epe Marina waterside as a tourist haven, he said the area?s historical antecedents, dating back to when Oba Kosoko of Lagos berthed at Epe in 1851, made the area a legacy asset which should be appropriately transformed.

Ajero, who was however silent on the value of the contract and its duration, noted that on completion, the project would boost the council’s internally generated revenue.

He said that the state government had sensitised communities in the area on the need for them to buy into the project and also provide an enabling environment for it.

Ibrahim Agbadanla, a Senior Special Adviser (Special Duties) to the Council Chairman, listed the benefits of the project to include shoreline protection and the creation of recreational and children’s parks in the area.

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