Ogun State government said it will begin the payment of compensation to owners of structures demolished for the Sango Ota-Ojodu road project.
The 57 billion naira 37 kilometre six lane expressway, including several bridges, regarded as the most ambitious road project of the Amosun administration.
It is one of the major road projects not completed by the Amosun administration before leaving office in 2019.
The state works commissioner, Ade Akinsanya told newsmen that Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the take off of the compensation in phases.
The commissioner faulted the Amosun administration, for the massive demolition of structures for the road project, saying it has compounded the financial burden in term of compensating owners of the demolished structures.
He explained that the Abiodun administration had adopted the policy of reconstructing roads without demolishing buildings, except where necessary.