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Oyo Assembly Makes Case For Communities Affected By Ibadan Circular Road Demolition Exercise

Oyo state house of assembly has appealed to the executive arm to look into the demolition of houses occasioned by the ongoing work on the Rashidi Ladoja Circular road, Ibadan, with a view to addressing the agitation of affected owners.

The appeal followed a matter of urgent public importance brought to the house by Lawmaker representing Lagelu state constituency, Hon. Akintunde Olajide during plenary presided over by the deputy speaker, Hon. Muhammed Fadeyi.

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After presenting the matter for deliberation, Hon. Olajide said though notifications had earlier been issued to affected house owners, there was still need for the assembly to interface between members of the communities and the executive which had been done through the motion.

Addressing newsmen shortly after plenary, Hon. Olajide clarified that the assembly’s plea did not by anyway contradict the ongoing project but was concerned by the yearnings and pains of the people, describing governor Makinde as a listening governor

Deliberating on the matter, some of the lawmakers including Hon. Adeola Bamidele and Hon. Sunkanmi Babalola appealed to governor Makinde to look into the 500 meters earmarked for setback at the Rashidi Ladoja Circular road to ease the pains of the people.

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The deputy speaker, Hon Muhammed Fadeyi while appealing to residents to follow due process when purchasing land urged the governor to assent to the land acquisition bill passed to law by 9th assembly.

Recall that the Oyo State Government in an effort to ensure the 500 meters acquired for setback was cleared, began the demolition of structures built close to the Rashidi Ladoja Circular Road on Tuesday, affecting about 12 communities in the Ona-Ara Local Government Area of the state.

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