Housing Scheme: Ogun Pays Farmers N20m Crop Compensation

The Ogun State Government has made good its promise of paying compensations to farmers whose crops had to give way to some of its infrastructural developments.

About 20million Naira was paid to 151 farmers in Itoku Elewe Irepodun Community in Kobape, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State, whose farmlands were affected by a new housing scheme to be located in the area.

Presenting the cheques to farmers in the first 50 hectare land acquired, Commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun reaffirmed that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration was passionate about agricultural development and would have ordinarily not tampered with their crops.

She, however, said that government had to take the painful decision of taking over the farmlands because it was extremely necessary, saying that at the end of the day, the housing scheme would help open up the area and attract more people that would enhance their socio-economic status.


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