Not less than sixty one million Naira (61 million) has been approved for the indigence of Ohono Community by the State Government.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Hon Baron Okwoli revealed this at the management meeting held in his office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Okwoli says the Ohono community would be receiving the funds for giving out more than fourty one (41) hectares of their land as requested by the Nigerian Shippers Council which the state government has consented to.
According to the Commissioner, the Ohono Trailer Park, which the government has given out is a project of the Nigerian Shippers Council.
Ohono Community is situated along Abuja highway, under Koton- Karfe.
The community houses economic trees and the land serves as a major sources of income to the Ohono people.
According to Okwoli, the State Government had mapped out two key areas for repositioning the Ministry of Transportation through road and water transportation.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers Council had briefed the Ministry of its activities so far on the land.
Parts of its activities are the preparations of all documents that would provide guidelines for relevant agencies, clearing and labeling of the area ,parameter survey and marking of the line, facilitation of land assessment as well as the acquisition of right of occupancy.
The Nigerian Shippers Council, however pledged that it would put all facilities in place that would monitor the cargo and goods.
However the representative of the Ohono Community, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ibrahim says, the names of those to receive the compensation has been taken down as well as those who their houses were affected as a result of the land clearing.
He however appealed to the Ohono Indigenes and prospective beneficiaries of the compensation to exercise patience and maintain the highest level of peace even as he assures them that the process would be a blessing to them adding that, the community will be an envious one.
While assuring the people that the government will not fail on its part,he appealed to the government to fast track the process of compensation to the Ohono people.