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Farmers in Ekiti protest airport project site

21 January 2016, 19:43

Ekiti - Farmers in Ekiti state staged a protest against what they called ‘illegal acquisition' of their farmlands by the state government for the state airport project, Punch reports.

The farmers from five communities: Igbemo, Igbogun, Aso, Iwajo and Ijan, that covered three local government areas of Ado, Gbonyin and Irepodun/Ifelodun, claimed that at least 10 farmers including three women have died of shock over what they called “huge economic loss” resulting from the destruction of their farms.

Also read: Former Ekiti Speaker rejects Fayose’s appointment

They stormed the project site and urged Governor Ayo Fayose to immediately stop work on the project in respect of the suit they had filed in court.

The farmers, who berated the state government for destroying their crops, also accused the state government of not compensating them since initiating the project.

The spokesman for the farmers, Ojo Awe, called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, to speak with all relevant authorities to stop the airport project.

But the Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, said the government had no plan to relocate the airport, saying all land in the state belong to government.

Read more at Punch

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