The Lagos State Government said on Friday that it had, through its Lands Bureau, paid out a total of 2.22 billion Naira as compensation to individuals and groups whose properties were affected by key projects in the state in the last one year.

The Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs Yetunde Onabule disclosed this in Alausa at the ongoing Ministerial Media Briefing to mark the governor’s second year in office.

Onabule said that the beneficiaries include those affected by the Abule-Egba link bridge, Oko Baba Sawmill relocation, Isale Igangan regeneration project, Olorunsogo Market, Mosafejo community and the Epe Phase I road expansion.

She said that payment of compensation was under processing and enumeration in some other cases of proposed sites as well as acquired and revoked property.

Onabule said the sites include Orile/Badagry road expansion, Epe road expansion project (Phase II), proposed sites for BRT bus lane/park in Abule-Egba, site acquired for housing estate in Ilado, among others.

“It is worthy to state that when land is acquired and title revoked for over-riding public interest, it is our duty and obligation as a responsible and responsive government to pay compensation,” Onabule said.

The special adviser, however, noted that compensation must be with the presentation of all necessary documents as might be required.