VIDEO: FG Begins Sand Filling for Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road, Landmark Beach Workers Protest

VIDEO: FG Begins Sand Filling for Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road, Landmark Beach Workers Protest

by Victor Ndubuisi

Workers at the Landmark Beach Resort in the Oniru neighbourhood of Lagos have begun to demonstrate against the federal government’s plan to fill the beachfront with sand in order to build a coastal highway.

Protesters chanted “Save Our Jobs” and held signs that said “#SaveLandmarkBeachResort,” as they expressed their disapproval.

Earlier this month, Minister of Works Dave Umahi gave his word that the project will have no effect on Landmark amenities. Umahi confirmed that only the coastline may change.

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But as the sand filling process started, the resort employees complained about what they saw as a danger to their jobs and expressed concerns about employment instability.


According to the owners, more than 80 companies generate more than 4,000 direct jobs at the Landmark property on Victoria Island.

The tourism corporation also voiced concern that the independent companies, suppliers, workers, financiers, investors, and clients who all conduct business inside the Landmark Ecosystem are experiencing widespread panic and dread as a result of the increased sand filling on the beach. The Federal Government was encouraged by Landmark Group to reroute approximately 1.5 km of the road project.

The tourism organisation stated that all 80 companies that are a part of the Landmark ecosystem will surely be impacted if the road project is not diverted.


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