Agric production: Ogun compensates 7 communities with N21 million
The Ogun State Government has compensated seven communities in Ewekoro Local Government Area with N21 million whose lands were acquired for agricultural purposes in the state.
Adepeju Adebajo, commissioner for agriculture, Ogun state while presenting cheques to the beneficiaries, said it was the first phase of payment on the 200 hectares cassava demonstration farms at Owowo.
Adebajo said the government is mindful of its responsibilities and commitment to the people of the state 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, “Adebajo said.
Ambali Amosun, one of the beneficiaries 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 benefiting communities included Kuta, Gbomolese, Ika Ogunolu, Olowo Ikija, Kurere and Latoyo.
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