Ekit Gov’t Pays 21m to compensate 263 Landowners
Ekiti state government paid the sum of N21 million as compensation to 263 traditional land owning families. The land was acquired to establish the Ikun Dairy Farm in Ikun-Ekiti, in the Moba Local Government Area of the state.
The Special adviser to the governor on Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Boluwade, made this known in Ikun-Ekiti, while presenting cheques to the beneficiaries.
Mr Boluwade, explained that the farm which spans across 1,000 hectares of land, was acquired by government for the industrial development of the state He further assured that farmers who are beneficiaries of the initiative would receive constant assistance from the state government, in order to achieve crop productivity.
“We assure the beneficiaries who are farmers, of the government’s support such as the provision of necessary farm inputs to improve and increase crop yield in their new locations.
“We also assure them of employment creation to Ekiti citizens,” he said.
He advise the beneficiaries to cooperate with the state government to actualize its set objectives for the development of the state. The Ikun Dairy Farm was established in 1980, with hundreds of fattened cows, as an integrated agro-allied farm to boost the economy of the state.