Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved the release of N984 million as compensation to property owners affected by ongoing township road construction projects in eight major towns in the state.
The governor disclosed this in a statement by his Press Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu, made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
Giving a breakdown of the amount, he said N137 million would be paid as compensation to land owners in Karaye, Maiyama Local Government Area.
He said N136 million would be paid to owners in Kalgo; N50 million in Augie and another N50 million to owners in Dirin Dajin Sakaba Local Government Areas.
He said N186 million would go to Kaoje in Bagudo Local Government Area, N110.5 million in Birnin Kebbi and N273.5 million in Gwadabgaji.
He said the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, stated that the government had started the payment to identified land owners in the affected areas.