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Ekiti To Confiscate Undeveloped Plots

Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Ekiti State government on Monday threatened to revoke ownership of undeveloped plots of land in all parts of the state, especially plots in government-owned housing estates.

Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Tayelolu Otitoju, gave the warning while hosting residents of Omisanjana Housing Estate in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

He explained that the move was necessary to curtail security threats posed to innocent residents of the estates. The commissioner said that criminals had been using undeveloped plots overgrown with weeds, as hideouts to unleash terror in the neighbourhoods.

Otitoju also warned developers who had erected structures on plots allocated to them without paying the required fees to immediately pay up or lose such property.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the chairman of the Landlords’ Association in the area, Dayo Falua, had complained that hoodlums used the bushy and undeveloped lots as cover to wreak havoc on innocent residents in the area.

He stressed the need for the state government to compel the land owners to either develop their plots or clear them of weeds..