75% of residents confident Lekki Free Zone has positive economic outcomes – Survey

Despite the perceived bad blood created by the takeover of lands from its earlier owners by the Lagos State Government to actualise the plans of establishing the Lekki Free Trade Zone, about 75 percent of residents in the Lekki area said they are optimistic about the positive economic outcomes of the zone.

According to a survey conducted by VIISAUS, targeting residents in the communities surrounding the zone, especially those whose land was expropriated by the state government, 65 percent of community members held a remarkably positive perception of the free trade zone.

The survey explained that the people’s perception indicated a low level of opposition, despite the land expropriation and seemingly dissatisfactory compensation process.