YENAGOA – Dr Teddy Charles, Provost, Bayelsa College of Health Technology, Otuogidi in Ogbia Local Government Area, has assured the institution’s host community that land compensation would be paid soon.
He noted that 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.
“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 their 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 payment but the treasury has not released funds, so, we are all meeting with the treasury officials to give a definite time 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)