Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, has approved N246 million for compensation of land acquired by administration of former Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for development purposes.
North East Trust learnt that the governor has already constituted a committee for immediate payment of the compensation, with a mandate to, among other duties, verify all cases of compensations in the state with a view to commence immediate payment.
“Governor Yahaya has already approved the sum of N246 million for the payment of GDP34, a 206 hectare area acquired by government in 2015 from 192 individuals.
“The governor has revalidated the approval of the past government and released the money to reduce the suffering of those whose lands were acquired but not compensated by the last administration,” he said.
Misilli added that the nine-man committee to be chaired by the state Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji will also takes over other lands for development purposes.