In furtherance of the on-going urban renewal projects in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the Ekiti State government has approved the payment of the sum of over 83.6 million naira as compensation for owners of affected structures.
Addressing journalists after the weekly State Executive meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye noted that owners of already demolished and yet to be demolished structures will be adequately compensated.
The Commissioner who noted that the urban renewal programme when completed, will give a new look to the state capital, increases investment and GDP of the people of the state and ensure the building of modern markets and civic centres, noted that the government is partnering with investors on the programme.
The Council, according to the Commissioner and the duo of Special Advisers to the Governor on Infrastructures and Land matters, Mr Kayode Jegede and Mr Remi Olorunleke respectively also approved consultancy services on improved water supply and sanitation practice in the state.
The gesture is to allow the state develop water and sanitation policies and a draft bill to give the policies a legal backing towards providing potable water and adequate sanitation to the members of the public.
In the same vain, the state government considered and approved the review of fees order on approval of development and building plans in the state in order to increase the revenue base of the state.
Last modified: May 31, 2012