Ogun State Government has made good its promise as it has paid N21m as compensation to seven communities in Ewekoro Local Government 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 on 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 the State Government for fulfilling its promise adding that they are in full support of agricultural production programme of the State Government.
Other benefitting communities included Kuta, Gbomolese, Ika Ogunolu, Olowo Ikija, Kurere and Latoyo.
Rotimi Oduniyi & Bimpe Adeosun
Press Officers, Min. of Agriculture