Edo Dislodges Land Grabbers on Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Communities – THISDAYLIVE

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Adibe Emenyonu in Benin-city

The Edo State Government has said it has dislodged land-grabbers on the Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe road in the state to make room for the development of a new town.

The affected area is a land measuring 1,229 hectares along the Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe road.

Briefing journalists yesterday, the state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, explained that the land was acquired in 2017 for the new town project but had been encroached upon by land speculators, adding that the area repossessed used to be the Ogba Forest Reserve at the time of the acquisition.

He said the repossession exercise was part of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s renewed campaign against land-grabbing in the state aimed at restoring sanity in land administration in the state.

Nehikhare said: “You will recall that a curfew was declared in the area for 24 hours starting from 12a.m. on September 29 to 12a.m. on…



Source: Thisday Newspaper