Ogun State government has paid over N1 billion as compensation to owners of demolished structures, to pave the way for development.
Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail, presenting cheques, said the turnout of recipients at the bureau’s office in Oke-ilewo, Abeokuta, showed the people were happy with the government, adding that compensation was paid in Abeokuta, Sango, Ojodu, Ijebu-ode, Mowe, Akute, Oke-aro, Ofada, among others.
He said: “It is very tough for someone to accept his or her building being demolished. But I thank you for your understanding. The government is taking this opportunity to compensate those whose houses, shops and workshops gave way for infrastructural development.’’
Ismail assured indigenes and residents that development and expansion of roads would continue in other parts of the state, noting that affected people would be compensated.