Ogun allays fears of occupiers of govt's lands in Ifo LG


Ogun government officials and stakeholders on government acquired lands in Ilepa, Ogan Tuntun and its environs in Ifo LGA of the State during the meeting

By Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

Ogun government has told owners of property on government-acquired lands in Ilepa, Ogan Tuntun and its environs in Ifo Local Government Area of State that their houses will not be demolished if they embrace the ongoing initiative of perfecting the titles.

This followed the revelation that some stakeholders who built houses on government-acquired land have been living in fear and anxiety for years with no hope of becoming the rightful owners of the property occupied by them.

However, relief came for them during a meeting with the task force from the Ogun Bureau of Lands and Survey led by the team leader, Esv. Fatai Adeboyejo.

Adoboyejo told the stakeholders that the State government is humane and is determined to improve the livelihood of the people of the State and they should embrace the initiative and opportunity offered to them to regularise their land titles.

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He noted that ownership of land can only be affirmed under the title granted by the government and that any title outside that does not guarantee ownership.

Adeboyejo stressed that the present administration is people-friendly and would not subject them to hardship and loss of property.

While responding to the offer, the Baale of Ogan Tuntun, Chief Bolade Olabinjo, appealed to the government to ensure that the ratification process is seamless and affordable considering the economic situation in the country.

Also, the Chairman of the Community Development Association and the representatives of the stakeholders, Mr. Lukmon Oke appreciated the government for relieving them of the daily torment and anxiety of building on government-acquired land.

He added that the community would key into the plan.

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