– More buildings were demolished at the Okesa area of Ado Ekiti to make more room for the ongoing flyover project
– House owners wept as their buildings were reduced to rubbles
– Governor Fayose supervised the demolition exercise
Tears flowed freely at the Okesa area of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, Thursday, September 15, as government bulldozers demolished more structures.
The ongoing demolition in the area is to accommodate an outer road for the ongoing Ekiti flyover project.
House owners in the area were in tears as they watched their ‘ancient’ buildings reduced to rubbles within minutes, The Nation reports.
File photo: Governor Fayose flagging off construction of flyover in Ado-Ekiti
The demolition exercise which started at about 4.30pm and continued till dusk was personally supervised by Governor Ayo Fayose.
The exercise started at Fajuyi area, where structures including the fence and security post of the state high court complex, Cathedral Church of Emmanuel (Anglican Communion), were marked for demolition.
The affected buildings, including many shops in the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) shopping complex, had been marked for demolition weeks before the exercise commenced.
Over the weekend, many of the landlords and house owners had started removing their roofing sheets and other belongings.
All attempts to convince the government to halt the demolition failed.