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Lagos Sets December 14 Deadline For Development Of Residential Scheme


The Lagos State Government has charged allottees of State lands, particularly those within Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki 1 & 2 and Abijo Residential Schemes, to take physical possession and develop the plots allocated to them on or before December 14, 2015.

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

Agoro 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 gave assurance that building approval for those that are ready to develop their plots or 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 miscreants and hoodlums who constitute threats to lives and properties of residents in those areas, despite provision of infrastructure by the Government, adding that government would not fold its arms and continue to watch innocent citizens suffer unduly.

He however advised 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.


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