FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
PUBLIC DISPLAY ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) OF THE PROPOSED EQUIANO NIGERIA SUBMARINE CABLE AT LEKKI, LAGOS STATE BY WIOCC NIGERIA LIMITED
DEADLINE: 7TH DECEMBER, 2020
In accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act CAP E12 LFN 2004. which makes it mandatory for proponents of all new major development activities to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of their proposed projects, the Federal Ministry of Environment hereby announces twenty-one (21) working days Public Display for the draft ESIA report submitted by WIOCC Nigeria Limited. This Display is to enable the public to make inputs that shall facilitate informed decisions on the project ESIA by the Ministry.
BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The proposed project entails the installation of Equiano Cable System to link Nigeria with key International Telecommunications hubs in Southern Africa and Europe, the Nigerian branch of the proposed Equiano cable shall extend from the mam Branching Unit connection point and pass through Nigeria’s Exclusive Economic Zone and the Territorial Waters to a landing site at Elegusihi beach where it would be connected to a proposed Beach Manhole (BMH) that will be located around 70m behind the beach in land acquired by WIOCC.
THE DISPLAY CENTRES ARE:
- Eti-Osa Local Government Council, Ikoyi. Lagos State.
- Lagos State Ministry of The Environment and Water Resources.
- Federal Ministry of Environment. Gaines Village, Surulere, Lagos State
- Federal Ministry of Environment, Environment House (Brown Building), Independence Way, Central Business District, Abuja-F.C.T.
DURATION OF DISPLAY:
Date: 9th November – 7th December 2020
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm Daily.
ALL COMMENTS RECEIVED SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE HON. MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT HEADQUARTERS, MABUSHI, ABUJA- FCT ON OR BEFORE 14, NOVEMBER, 2020.
FOR: HONOURABLE MINISTER