Ogun communities get N21m compensation for land
Ogun State government has paid the sum of N21m as compensation to seven communities in Ewekoro Local Council Area, whose lands were acquired for agricultural purposes.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, who presented the cheques to the beneficiaries, said it was the first phase of payment for the 200 hectares Cassava Demonstration Farm at Owowo.
Adebajo said government was mindful of its responsibilities and commitment to the people so as to continually get their support in its bid to boost agricultural production in the state.
“Key to agricultural development is support and cooperation from everyone, Ogun is peaceful and has fertile environment for agricultural practices. We assure you that communities whose lands were acquired will be fully compensated,” she said.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Ambali Amosun, a representative of Olowo Papa Community, appreciated government for fulfilling its promise, adding that they are in full support of agricultural activities of government.
Other benefiting communities were, Kuta, Gbomolese, Ika Ogunolu, Olowo Ikija, Kurere and Latoyo.
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