Good news for Oyo dry port land owners as govt assures on compensation
It is pretty piece of good news for the native owners of the acquired land for New Ibadan Inland Dry Port project as the Oyo State government has begun processes towards enumerating them for compensation. About 300 hectares of land is expected to be used for the project.
Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, the state’s commissioner for lands, housing and urban development, stated this at a meeting with royal father’s from Akinyele Local Government which was held at the conference center of the local government secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.
Abdu-Raheem who appealed to the Royal Father’s to talk to land owners not to scuttle the process of enumeration, assured that the present administration would adequately compensate those whose lands were affected.
“The state government is ready to enumerate original land owners in Akinyele Local Government whose land would be used for new Inland dry port as well as the rail line for development of the area; once the government acquire the land, adequate compensation would be made to the original land owners as well as farmers who planted on the land,” the commissioner assured.
He said the project was going to be massive and a positive development for the area as socio-economic activities would be boosted because of the dry port as well as the rail line.
Earlier, Ademola Ajibola, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry, had harped on the need for cooperation from those concerned, adding that the dry port would be of immense benefit to people of Akinyele Local Government.
Oba James Odeniran, the Alakinyele of Akinyele, as well as Baales of the community called on the state government to consider resettlement of those whose villages and farmlands would be affected.
They also commended the government for considering Akinyele Local Government for the developmental project.