Owners of buildings and structures, marked for demolition to give way for the construction of an overhead bridge in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital have been paid compensation by the state government.
The state government has also commenced the pulling down of the buildings and structures for the contractors constructing the 1.2 kilometre Flyover to work on the project unhindered.
Governor Ayodele Fayose, who spoke while monitoring the demolition exercise in Okesa area of the town at the weekend, said there was no need to delay work on the project since the people whose property were affected had been given enough notice and duly paid.
“First, we appreciate the people whose structures and buildings are affected by the construction work, we all have to make sacrifices for the development of our state. We must all ensure that our state competes favourably with others, and on our part as a government, we are determined to give the people of the state our best despite the paucity of funds.
“Properties affected were duly assessed and the owners have been paid. The compensation ranges from N100,000 to N15 million.
We are hopeful that the project will be delivered next year. We also want to appeal to road users and our people generally that they bear with us concerning the inconvenience the road project is causing them. That is why we are taking steps to open up other Alternative routes.