Bayelsa College Health Technology assures host community of land compensation

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YENAGOA – Dr Teddy Charles, Provost, Bayelsa College Health , Otuogidi in Ogbia Local Area, has assured institution’ host community land compensation would be paid soon.

People Otuogidi Community had on June 2 stormed institution’ premises non- compensation for land acquired by the .

Consequently, the protesters blocked the gates and disrupted academic activities and paved way for who met with the the college behind closed doors.

The provost, who later reacted the development in an with NAN in Yenagoa on Sunday, urged the community maintain peace.

He said the of the institution, community and the were at the verge of reaching an amicable solution the compensation issue.

He noted the institution had enjoyed a cordial relationship with its host community which had shown understanding over the delay in the settlement of the outstanding land compensation.

“It is not really a as such, it was a visit by the community to the and we have been making moves to resolve the compensation issue.

“We are resolving it, what happened on June 2 was a meeting to find a way out, it will soon be over.

“It is actually entitlement, the government acquired the land in 2005 for N41 million and we have been owing them but we are resolving it.

“The governor has approved the but the treasury has not released funds, so, we are all meeting with the treasury officials to give a definite when the funds will be released,” Charles said.

He expressed appreciation for the understanding shown by the community leaders and urged the land owners to exercise a little more patience. (NAN)