Following the acquisition of certain lands by the Lagos State Government for Agricultural activities, 38 million naira compensation has been given to 16 families that own the stated lands in Igbodu, Epe.
The Government, through the Lagos Commissioner of Agriculture, Miss Bisola Olusanya, presented the compensation funds (in cheque) to the families over the weekend.
About 500 hectares have been acquired by the government since 1985 for agricultural purposes in Molajoye, Aleke and Igbodu areas of Epe.
According to the Commissioner, the government has so far paid about N40 million as compensations to the families;
“The programme is part of our strategies, together with the five-point agenda that was launched recently, towards acquiring land for the agricultural estate, which will bring development to the areas.
“Negotiation with the families is not about the monetary aspect alone because what we are doing by acquiring the land for agricultural purposes is one of the ways of bringing jobs to that area. It is also part of our strategies, along with the five-point agenda that was launched recently, towards acquiring land for agricultural estate development.”