The Ogun State government has said that no fewer than 220 illegal structures, 41 abandoned trucks and many filling stations will be affected in its “Ogun Go Green” project.
Amosun said the project was aimed at developing 25 of the 70 meters setback on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He called on landlords and other stakeholders along the ever busy expressway to support the initiative to make it a success.
The governor spoke on Friday during a meeting on the project held at the OPIC event centre in Isheri area of the state.
The governor, who was represented by the state Head of Service, Olusola Adeyemi, said the project was aimed at easing movement on the expressway.
The Chairman of Ogun ‘Go Green’ project, who is also the state Commissioner for Forestry, Kola Lawal, said the government was concerned over the current chaotic and deplorable conditions of the 70 meters setbacks.
Lawal said government would complement Federal Government’s effort on the road by embarking on beautification along the express corridor from Isheri to Ogere area.
He said the first phase of the project which would include tree planting, walkway, among others would start from Berger end of the road to Arepo.
While answering questions from the participants, Lawal explained that owners of structures with approvals would be compensated, while without approvals would be punished and their structures demolished.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, also assured the stakeholders that all markets along the route would be relocated to other designated areas.
Some of the landlords from Mowe, Ibafo and Warewa, among others, called on the government to provide pedestrian bridges in their communities.