The Ogun State government has assured residents of the state that no house will be demolished to pave way for the much touted and state-owned Muhammadu Buhari Estate without adequate planning being made for the proper relocation of concerned residents.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this disclosure when handing over keys of 16 units of three-Bedroom Flats to residents of Kobape village whose houses had been identified to pave way for the President Mohammadu Buhari Estate along Kobape road, in Obafemi Owode Local overnment Area of the state, last week.
While handing over the keys to the allottees, the governor assured that his administration would construct more of the structures for them, affirming that no house would be demolished until proper provision was made for relocation of their occupants.
Amosun during the commissioning and handling over of 16 modern buildings said all the housing units would be directly connected to enjoy electricity from President Muhammadu Buhari Estate, adding that the buildings would be replicated soon at Abule Itoku, Elewe, Itokun Egunjobi and Itoku Isale.
In her remarks, the State Commissioner for Housing, Segun Abiodun, said owners of the building had the privilege to extend for future purposes, saying that survey plan and deed of assignment for 99 years would be part of the document that would be handed over to them with the keys.
Abiodun said work would soon start on the remaining 80 buildings as promised by the governor and pleaded with other villagers to be patient a while as the governor would fulfil his promises to all.
The Baale of the community, Chief Waheed Afolabi Ayoola, urged the governor not to relent in providing the remaining units of houses to would be beneficiaries.