Home » NEWS » Just In: Oyo Govt demolishes score of houses along Circular Road

Just In: Oyo Govt demolishes score of houses along Circular Road

by Akeem Adeyemi
Just In: Oyo Govt demolishes score of houses along Circular Road

Oyo State Government, on Wednesday, demolished scores of buildings in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The demolition, which began at Fashade community, on Tuesday, along Circular Road will affect about 12 villages in the Ona-Ara Local Government Area of the state.

A community leader in one of the affected areas, Abdulfatal Amubikan, told newsmen, who visited the area, on Wednesday, that “about 500 houses have been demolished.”

When contacted on the phone, however, the state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Williams Akinfunmilayo, confirmed the ongoing demolition of structures built close to Circular Road.

He said, “I just enquired from the team that went there, and they said just a little over 50 were touched and some of the residents have even been removing the iron sheets before they got there. Nobody demolished 500 houses. And those buildings touched were ones about 100 to 150 meters from Circular Road.

“Those who have genuine papers should come to the secretariat. The government will compensate them. What the government has acquired is 500 meters to the left and right. So, whoever is affected, with genuine papers, will be compensated.”

Details later…

You may also like

-
00:00
00:00
Update Required Flash plugin
-
00:00
00:00