Lagos State government has disbursed over N20 million compensation to five landlords whose lands were acquired by the state government after the June 3, 2012 Dana Air Crash in Iju-Ishaga area of the state.
The affected victims who received their cheques on Tuesday in Alausa, are – Mr. Isaac Aduroja, Pastor Daniel Omowumi, Alhaja Ramota Akinwusi, Pastor Ezekiel Akin-Jesu and Alhaji Wahab Oshinaya.
The Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said between N4 million to N5 million was paid per plot of land, in accordance with fair market value, adding that only those with genuine landed documents were compensated.
Muri-Okunola, who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Lands Bureau and Acting Permanent Secretary, Aina Salami, said after the Dana Air crash, the damaged buildings had to be demolished because they were no longer safe for human habitation.
He stated that Governor Babatunde Fashola approved that a cenotaph and epitaph be erected on the crash site in memory of the the departed souls, adding that the monument would also serve as a place where relations, friends and loved ones could visit to relieve pains and agony associated with the mishap