Demolition: Ekiti Landlords Hail PCC Over Compensations 

Relief came the way of some aggrieved landlords in Ado-Ekiti,as  the Public Complaints Commission(PCC)  facilitated compensations for  46 members whose  property were destroyed during  construction of new Bus Terminal in the State capital by government.
Recall that over  100  property were destroyed in the heart  of Ado Ekiti metropolis  during the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose, without compensating the victims.
The affected landlords ,who had  staged sustained protest  were on May 26, 2022, registered their grievances at the  PCC office, located along new Iyin road, in Ado Ekiti, and were received by the Commissioner representing Ekiti in the federal government agency, Mr Kayode Bamisile.
Addressing newsmen, the  PCC Commissioner, Mr. Bamisile, said 46 landlords had received compensations sequel to the intervention of the agency in the first tranch of the payment.
Bamisile stated that the  presentation of the cheques was done on October 6, 2022, by the State Government officials, and was witnessed by the officers of the Commission.
Bamisile said: “Immediately we received the protesters in our office, we headed for the State Bureau of Lands, where we made the inquiries and got assurances from the government that the pending money will be paid.
“Through the rapid intervention of our Commission, the Ekiti State Governor,  Dr. Kayode Fayemi responded to the complaints of the aggrieved community, by paying  the first installment of the compensation owed to  46 documented, screened and accredited beneficiaries.
“This is good governance in action. The PCC is committed to ensuring that no person is allowed to be cheated or suffered unduly in our state. We will continue to get justice for citizens who have good cases to pursue in Ekiti.
“We are ready to use the instrument of administration, arbitration and mediation to bring justice to many Ekiti residents,who brought their complaints to our commission”.
Bamisile advised individuals, government and private agencies, to imbibe the culture of respect for justice and human rights, describing this as the most potent weapon that can promote peace and stability in Nigeria.
A leader of Ijoka community, Chief Laisi Opokiti and Youth Leader, Hon. Olasehinde Omotoso, who had earlier led a protest to the commission, applauded the PCC for its timely intervention in the case and for placing high premium on human rights protection.
They urged the commission  to ensure that the remaining tranch is paid expeditiously and without delay to the remaining landlords.

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