The Governor, State of Osun, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the payment of N58.1m to 581 tenants and shop occupants in the State. He also assured the 157 landlords whose structures were affected by the ongoing road dualisation from Mosalasi-Gaji-Onisekere in Ayetoro, Osogbo Road axis, of the payment of their compensation, which is worth N750 million.
The Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Muyiwa Ige, made this disclosure during a visit by the affected Landlords and Tenants Association to the ministry.
He said the state government would not allow the affected property owners to suffer by ensuring that they receive compensation for their structures, which had given way for the construction of the road project.
Ige, however, warned landlords to maintain the approved six-metres as set back of their structures to the road, which had earlier been agreed upon.
One of the landlords, Elder Moshood Oladejo, commended the state government for the kind gesture and promised that the compensation, as well as the special packages to the tenants, would be optimally utilised.
Also speaking, Comrade Waheed Lawal reiterated the commitment of the present administration to alleviating the sufferings of the citizenry.
Adapted from the NIGERIAN TRIBUNE