Some landlords in Igbogbo space of Ikorodu, Lagos State, whose homes had been demolished in 2017 for highway building, have begged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to pay their compensations three years after train.
They informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ikorodu that they’d submitted all needed paperwork for cost of the compensation.
The Lagos State Government on December 15, 2017 demolished many homes within the Ikorodu space to pave manner for the rehabilitation and growth of some roads in Igbogbo/ Baiyeku LCDA.
Mr Jacob Arogundade, a 76-year-old retiree who was one of many affected landlords, stated they accomplished documentation however had been but to obtain compensation three years after the demolition.
Arogundade stated that Gov. Sanwo-Olu had promised to pay the compensation to the affected landlords throughout his electioneering marketing campaign in Ikorodu in 2019.
“I used all my life financial savings to construct my home which was demolished. At this my outdated age, who will make use of me and the way a lot power do I nonetheless need to work to earn cash once more.
“I became hypertensive seeing my building demolished right in front of me. I hereby beg the government for prompt compensation,” he pleaded.
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Another affected landlord, Mr Bolade Ojikutu, a retired Lagos State civil servant, additionally pleaded for well timed cost compensation.
“I noticed my constructing being demolished in my presence and I fell in poor health instantly; authorities ought to please pay the compensation, as all my hope is on the cash.
“I am a pensioner and that is the house I built with my last kobo, I need the money to build a small shelter for myself. Some landlords developed partial stroke during the exercise,” Arogundade stated.
Mr Samsondeen Atunrase, whose 4 bed room flat was demolished, stated nothing remained of his home which served as a supply of revenue to him.
He stated sequence of letters had been written to the state authorities on the matter however nothing was performed in regards to the plight of landlords whose homes had been demolished.
“We are begging the state government under the able leadership of Mr Babajide Sanwoolu to please pay us because the exercise subjected a lot of landlords to untold hardship,” he stated.
Another landlord, Mrs Rukayat Sotomiwa, whose late husband was a former member of Lagos House of Assembly, stated that the constructing left behind by the deceased was additionally demolished.
She appealed to the state authorities to facilitate early cost of their compensation to allow the household safe shelter for herself and her youngsters.
Another affected landlord, Jimoh Orepekun stated:”Immediately my home was demolished, I began staying within the church, my spouse and kids live in separate locations.
“I used this house as a means of income before, but now, I have lost hope. I am appealing to the governor to pay our compensation as promised during his campaign.”
Mrs Abike Aroyewun, a 81-year-old landlady, stated that her home was demolished midway, making it weak to insecurity.(NAN)
Vanguard News Nigeria.