Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ekiti airport project: Oil palm farmer dies of shock after his farm was destroyed by bulldozers

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An oil palm plantation farmer, Tijani Hakeem, reportedly died from shock after his farm was destroyed by bulldozers.

According to The Nation, it was gathered exclusively in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, yesterday that the government decided to stop the.....
project for now, following the tension generated by the destruction of economic trees on the land.
A meeting was held with traditional rulers, community leaders and families in the five villages affected.
The communities affected are Igbemo, Igbogun, Aso Ayegunle, Ijan and Araromi Obbo spanning three local government areas of Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ado and Gbonyin.
Secretary of Iwajo Family Oso Olorunfemi, who spoke after the meeting, said the Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Taelolu Otitoju, promised to hold an enlarged meeting on the development.

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