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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has flagged off the payment of compensation to property owners affected by the proposed Ekiti State Ring Road project.

Ekiti News reports that the Ring Road project is a major infrastructure development conceived by the past administration to reduce traffic gridlock within Ado-Ekiti, boost Ekiti’s connectivity, and intensify infrastructural and industrial development within the state. The project will span Iworoko, Are, Afao, Araromi Obo, and Ago Aduloju, all in Ado-Ekiti.

The Governor who was represented at the event by the State Head of Service, Mr Sunday Komolafe, reaffirmed his commitment to obeying the rule of law, specifically the Land Use Act, by compensating all affected property owners before any demolition.

Governor Oyebanji also disclosed that compensation payments for other projects including the Airport Project and the Central Business District at Atikankan are in progress. The Governor thanked the claimants for their sacrifices and requested their cooperation to ensure an orderly and transparent compensation process.

Mr Akintobi Olusanmi, the Special Adviser/Director General E-GIS/Land Management, reaffirmed Ekiti State Government’s commitment to the welfare of the people which is evidenced by the consistent and prompt compensation of property holders in these situations.

The Governor recalled the recent compensation event held in March 2024 for those impacted by the 2nd Flyover Project in Ado-Ekiti and remarked that the State will remain consistent just as in the past.

Mr Olusanmi stated that claimants must submit their National Identification Number (NIN) and two passport-sized photographs for bank processing to receive compensation.

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