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Friday, December 04, 2015

Road expansion: Osun compensates Apostolic Church with N87.9m



The State of Osun has presented a cheque of N87.9 million to the leadership of The Apostolic Church of Nigeria for the demolition of the church premises to pave the way for a dual carriage way road expansion at Olaiya-Ita Olokan Junction in Osogbo, reports ITRealms.

Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made thepresentation on Thursday at Osogbo, the state capital to the National President, The Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor Gabriel Oladele Olutola.

The governor also said the compensation is geared towards infrastructural development by giving up a branch of the church at the heart of the state capital for road construction, noting that the church was valued at sum of N57.9 million, Aregbesola stressed that the state considered the constant renovation of the church thus resolved to add N30million to its valued cost to make N87.9 million.

He used the occasion to reiterate that his administration remains committed to its resolve to turn the state around through massive infrastructural development and financial re-engineering in the face of the present cash crunch affecting the country.‎

Emphasising on his administration determination to live up to the statutory responsibilities regardless of the current economic situation the state may be encountering.

Responding, Pastor Olutola, expressed the Church’s readiness to support the administration of Aregbesola, pointing out that the Church is a partner with the governor in his quest to turn Osun's fortune around for good, thus the agreement by the church on the separation of her branch for the project to enhance free flow of traffic at the popular Olaiya Junction.

He also expressed satisfaction over the decision of the state to compensate the church, saying Governor Aregbesola has distinguished himself as an epitome of transformation and performance.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) +ITRealms DSA  
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