Ibadan - The Oyo State Government says it will soon commence the payment of compensation to 1 304 persons affected by the construction of dual carriage ways in the state.
A statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by Bimbo Kolade, the state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, said that N1.2 billion had been earmarked for the exercise.
According to the statement, the road projects are going on in Ibadan, the state capital and other major towns in the state.
The statement said that the displaced persons would start receiving their money in the next two weeks.
It listed the roads as: Efunsetan-Toll Gate Phase I, Efunsetan-Podo Roundabout-Toll Gate Phase II, Dugbe-Magazine-Eleiyele and Aleshinloye-Onireke-Agbarigo Road in Ibadan, all in Ibadan.
Others are: Ibadan-Oyo-Iseyin Junction, Iseyin-Okeho Junction, Ilorin Expressway Junction, Takie-Palace-Ogbomoso Grammar School, Ibadan-Oyo Expressway Junction and Owode-Akesan-Palace Road.
The statement said that the decision to pay the compensation followed the completion of valuation and verification of the affected structures and the title documents submitted by the claimants.