Edo govt takes possession of 1229 hectares of land along Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road for new town project

28 Sep 2022

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Caption: Pictures of ongoing repossession exercise along the Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road by the Edo State Government.

The Edo State Government has taken over a portion of land measuring 1229 hectares along the Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road for the development of a new town.

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The land was acquired in 2017 for the new town project but had been encroached upon by land speculators. The area repossessed used to be a forest reserve at the time of the acquisition.

The state government had declared a curfew in the area to make way for the exercise.

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The repossession exercise is part of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s renewed campaign against land-grabbers in the state, aimed at restoring sanity in land administration in the state.