Lagos to revoke undeveloped residential plots


Come December 15, Lagos State Government will begin revocation of undeveloped plots acquired under residential scheme.

Larger percentage of these plots are within the Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki I and II, as well as Abijo residential schemes.

Bode Agoro, the permanent secretary, Lands Bureau on Tuesday said all those who acquired state lands must take physical possession and develop them on or before December 14 deadline set by the government.
Agoro said that the directive was in line with the policy thrust of the government in allocating lands to citizens in residential schemes.
According to him, government allocated the plots to assist the residents realise their desire of owning houses of their own.
He said that the terms and conditions, as stated in the state Land Law, mandated holders of Right of Occupancy to fully develop such plots within two years of allocation.
Agoro said that this informed allocation of plots of lands on the schemes.
He assured that building approval for those that were ready to develop their plots in compliance with the directive would be treated with utmost dispatch, urging affected persons to act without delay.
The permanent secretary, however, advised the public to verify the status of any landed property before beginning any development on it.
He also urged them to obtain information from the office of the Surveyor-General and ensure proper validation of Titles from the State Land Registry.
Agoro said that such steps would guard against the practice whereby some individuals, families and communities engage in illegal sale of government acquired land.

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