Ogun State Government has fulfilled its promise to compensate the residents, whose houses were demolished to make way for ‘Muhammadu Buhari Estate’ in the Kobape, Obafemi-Owode local government area.
As promised by the government before the buildings were demolished, the affected persons were relocated into newly constructed houses few meters from the new estate.
The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, while presenting the buildings to beneficiaries from the eight villages affected, said the houses were fitted with modern accessories.
He said more houses would still be constructed for those who could not secure one this round.
He thanked the villagers for trusting him to deliver on his promises and willingly released their land for the development of the Buhari Estate.
“Today’s event is a fulfillment of a pledge I earlier made to the villagers,” he said. “I know what land is to our people. So when I spoke with the villagers and their leaders and they willingly released their land, I was humbled.
“And you will remember that I promised to construct new houses for the villagers. In all, eight villages are involved. And we said we would construct 96 houses. Today, we have delivered 16. We are not stopping until we fulfill our promises.”
Mr. Amosun added that the new houses would enjoy all the modern facilities, including power supply and water that would be available for residents of the Estate.
In her welcome address,Ogun State Commissioner for Housing, Segun Abiodun, said the occasion was a remarkable milestone in the effort to actualize Buhari Estate project.
The Alake of Egbaland, Aremu Gbadebo and the Olowu of Owu, Adegboyega Dosunmu, in separate goodwill messages delivered at the event, expressed delight at the project and hailed the Ogun State governor for living up to his words.