– Begins compensation of N8 billion
The Ogun State Government has commenced the construction of a 7.5km six-lane dual carriage, Ogun Standard road, along the Enugada-Adatan-Ajitadun-Mokola-Ake axis in Abeokuta, with Governor Ibikunle Amosun assuring that the project and other ongoing projects across the state, will be completed in record time.
Amosun, while monitoring the demolition exercise, to pave way for the road that will feature modern furniture, such as street lights, median, walk ways and drainages on both sides, yesterday, reaffirmed that his administration would not abandon any project.
He promised that more developmental projects, that would be of immense benefit to Ogun citizens, would still be constructed before the end of his tenure.
Speaking with news men earlier, the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, thanked the people for their cooperation.
She said there was no resistance of any kind against the demolition, which according to her is an indication that the people appreciate the development the government is bringing to the area.
On his part, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite said the state government is paying a total sum of N8 billion as compensation for the houses affected by the demolition exercise,revealing that about N2 billion has already been disbursed.
Adegbite added that apart from payment of compensation, the state government is also providing temporary relocation support for the aged and physically challenged affected by the demolition exercise.
As early as 6 am, 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 understanding of the government effort.
Some of the residents, who spoke with the press, including Mr. Sina Akinpelu and Mrs. Monsurat Akinbile, expressed satisfaction with the developmental effort and urged the government to fast track the compensation plan as well as ensure timely completion of the project..
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor
April 9, 2017