Benin – The Edo Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Frank Evbuomwan, said on Sunday that the State Government had paid compensation for all property it demolished in the state.
Evbuomwan said this in an interview in Benin.
He, however, said the compensation was paid for only the demolished legal structures in the ongoing road and drainage construction and expansion in Benin and other parts of the state.
The commissioner reminded the people that the ministry had the responsibility to pull down illegal structures anywhere in the state.
He explained that government would continue to remove structures under power lines, along gas and oil pipelines, moats and other structures located in the wrong places.
Evbuomwan also said that the ministry would soon fashion out new regulations to enhance town planning in the state.
He said that the Benin master had some defects which had thrown up some challenges, adding that the ministry was poised to meet such challenges.
He said that the ministry was looking into the problem posed by the influx of churches, schools and other commercial concerns into the areas originally designated for residential purposes.
The commissioner also gave an assurance that the hospital projects across the state would be completed on schedule.