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Aregbesola pays N302m compensation for demolished buildings

Gov. Aregbesola

Gov. Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola yesterday paid compensation worth over N302 million to people whose property would be demolished due to the ongoing road construction of Olaiya-Ita Olokan dual carriageway in Osogbo..

Aregbesola who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Grace Titi-Laoye at the presenation of cheques worth N302, 966,974.02 to the affected families, assured that his administration would fulfill all its electioneering promises.

He stressed that his administration would leave no stone unturned at making life more pleasant, comfortable, meaningful and prosperous for the citizenry in spite of the current dwindling allocation to the state from the Federation Account.

Aregbesola disclosed that his administration has expended over N2billion so far as compensation to people whose property and belongings were separated from the main roads since his inception.

He added that his government had really proved to the world what infrastructural development is all about.

The governor noted that all his administrative policies and programmes were aimed at promoting the general wellbeing of the citizenry, stating that all the ongoing projects would be completed before the expiration of his administration.

Aregbesola stressed that the only panacea to the negative effects of current economic hardship was for government at all levels to see the need to improve their state Internally Generated Revenue through tax payment.

He enjoined all and sundry to assist government by paying their tax, while admonishing beneficiaries to use the money judiciously by getting a more comfortable shelter.

The Governor said, “It is important to explain the funding of this project, in the history of Osun, no government has surpassed our record in term of welfare of the workers, the records are there, despite the financial challenges, we are struggling hard to meet our obligations regarding the payment of workers salaries but that will not be a justification to ignore other critical areas that directly affected our people

“When we came to office in 2010, we enacted a law which will allow us save10 percent of the total revenue of the state for the incoming generations and when things appeared difficult, we approached the State House of Assembly to amend the law in other to access the savings to fund this road project which is critical to the economic development of the state.

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