Lagos Issues 27-day Ultimatum to Land Allottees

Lagos State govern­ment has issued a 27-day ultimatum to government land allottees in Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Le­kki axes, urging that they take full physical posses­sion of the land before expi­ration of the ultimatum on December 14.

Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Mr. Bode Agoro, who gave the direc­tive on behalf of the state government, stated that the directive is in line with the policy thrust of the government in allocating lands to citizens in residen­tial schemes to assist them meet their desire of build­ing houses of their own.

Agoro, however, did not recommend any penalty in case of default but affirmed that the terms and condi­tions as stated in the State Land Law mandates allot­tees or holders of Right of Occupancy to fully develop their plots within two years of allocation, which he said informed allocation of plots of lands on the schemes.

He added that building approval for those that are ready to develop their par­cels of land in compliance with the directive would be treated with utmost dis­patch, and urged affected persons to act without de­lay.

Agoro decried the un­wholesome activities of hoodlums who constitute threats to lives and proper­ties of residents in those areas, adding that govern­ment would not fold its arms and continue to watch innocent citizens suffer un­duly.

He counseled the pub­lic to verify the status of any landed property before consummating transaction and also obtain informa­tion from the Office of the Surveyor-General as well as ensure proper validation of titles from the State Land Registry.

The Permanent Secre­tary stated that such steps would also guard against practice whereby some individuals, families and communities engage in il­legal sale of government acquired land.



Source: National Mirror Nigeria

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