Ogun To Pay N8bn Compensation For Demolished Buildings

Ogun To Pay N8bn Compensation For Demolished Buildings

Begins 7.5km Road Construction In State Capital

The Ogun State Government says it would pay as much as N8bn in compensations to owners of houses affected by the demolition exercise that would give way for construction of a 7.5km six-lane, dual carriage, Ogun Standard road.

Already, the state government has already disbursed about N2bn out of this sum, for the road located along the Enugada-Adatan-Ajitadun-Mokola-Ake axis of the state capital, with the assurance that the project and other ongoing projects in the state, will be completed in record time.

Governor Amosun, according to Adejuwon Soyinka, his Senior Special Assistant (Media), spoke on Sunday while monitoring the demolition exercise to pave way for the road that comes with modern day furnitures such as street lights, median, walk ways and drainages on both sides.

He reaffirmed his administration’s resolve not leave any abandoned project, promising instead that more developmental projects that would be of immense benefits to Ogun citizens would still be done before the end of his tenure.

Addressing newsmen earlier, the Deputy Governor, Mrs.Yetunde Onanuga, thanked the people for their cooperation, saying there was no resistance of any kind against the demolition which is a clear demonstration of the fact that the people appreciates the development the government is bringing to the area.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite explained that apart from payment of compensations, the state government is also providing temporary relocation support for the aged and physically challenged affected by the demolition exercise.

As early as 6am on Sunday, some of the residents of the affected structures were seen removing the roof of their buildings and moving out their belongings in a show of cooperation and understading of the government effort.

Some of the residents who spoke with the media include Mr. Sina Akinpelu and Mrs. Monsurat Akinbile, who expressed satisfaction with the developmental efforts and urged the government to fast track the compensation plan as well as ensure timely completion of the road.