It was gathered that the Ekiti State Government on Thursday paid compensation to owners of properties affected by the ongoing construction of the flyover project in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Governor Ayodele Fayose while handing over the cheques to some of the beneficiaries urged the people of the state to bear with government any inconveniences the construction of the fly over might inflict on them.
He added that his administration remains resolute to turn Ado Ekiti into a modern city and has commenced the demolition of some of the structures.
The construction of the first ever overhead bridge has necessitated the redirection of traffic between Fajuyi Park and Okesha Roundabout
Structures owned by individuals and corporate bodies including shops owned by the Police Officers Wives Association, which fall within the reach of the flyover, have been urged to pave way for the project.
The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Funmilayo Oguns gives the figure the state government is paying as compensation.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked the Governor and prayed God to grant him all he required to complete the project.
The 1.2KM flyover is to cost the state over N5 billion.