Some owners of demolished property have already been paid
The Ogun State Government has said that it has earmarked N10 billion as compensation for owners of property that will be demolished to pave way for the construction of the 13 roads it intends to construct in the 3 senatorial districts of the state.
The Director -General of the Bureau of Lands in the State, Ronke Sokefun, said this on Thursday in Abeokuta while fielding questions from journalists on the activities of her bureau.
Mrs. Sokefun explained that the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had personally gone on a house-to-house sensitization visit to owners of such property on their need to cooperate with the government as it takes steps that will, in the long run, be of immense socio-economic benefits to the state.
She said about N300 million had already been paid as compensation to various claimants along the Ita-Eko Oke-Sokori- Totoro six-lane road, just as another N88.07 million had also been paid to those to be affected by the road expansion at the Akin Olugbade axis of Abeokuta.
The Special Adviser explained that the state government remained committed to changing the face of the State, promising that the Abeokuta new-city project would be implemented to the letters.
Counseling the people to always visit the bureau for clarification on issues relating to land purchase, titles, and ratification, Mrs. Sokefun stated that the bureau is now operating an Electronic Document Management System to meet the modern day standards, and address the bottle-neck and sharp practices associated with manual file system hitherto being operated.
She said the Geographic Information System (GIS) put in place by the present administration had resulted in getting up-to-date image and accurate data on transactions at the bureau, stressing that special scanners and servers were being brought to access and sort old files.
This, according to her, would help in aiding information flow and process of land titles.