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Oyo Govt to review land allocations

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OYO State Government is set to review the allocation of Government Reserved Areas (GRA) at Akitipiti, Oyo and Oke Anu, Ogbomoso.

  The Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Abiodun Abdu-Raheem stated this during his duty tour to Oyo and Ogbomoso GRAs, adding that this was in fulfillment of the \state government’s promise to decongest Ibadan.

  He revealed that the lands at Oyo and Ogbomosho ends of the state have been allocated for over 10 years without any development carried out on them.

  He said that the lands which could serve as sources of revenue for the state government are being left to waste away.

  The commissioner further said the allocations would be reviewed and revoked where necessary, while calling on the Oyo and Ogbomoso GRA land owners to be ready to develop their plots of land or have them revoked.

  “We are here at Oyo and Ogbomoso to see the state of things at our GRA’s. What I see here is very disheartening. A lot of people are in need of land here and this can even help in boosting the revenue drive of the government.

  “Most of the people who acquired the lands here did not even bother to develop them. We will go through each of their files and    revoke where necessary”, he said.

  He added that the Seyi Makinde led administration wants to decongest Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State and in order to achieve this, lands in neighboring towns need to be developed.

  “I need to further assure anyone that is interested in acquiring lands at Oyo and Ogbomoso to visit the ministry for guidelines, but be sure that only those who mean business will get it”, he added.

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