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Lagos advises residents to verify landed property before purchase

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; points at a place of interest to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare and Commissioner Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson, during the Governor’s inspection of Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; points at a place of interest to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare and Commissioner Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson, during the Governor’s inspection of Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

To avoid the pains of property demolition, Lagos State Government, yesterday urged prospective property owners to ensure that they crosscheck properly the status of the land before embarking on construction.

The advice came on the background of what transpired during the site inspection by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ganiyu Johnson, to some areas in the state.

At Isiba Oluwo, in Alimosho Local government area (LGA), where road construction is ongoing, it was discovered that a property, located along the road is said to have breached the alignment where the road will exit to the Abeokuta Expressway.

However, in what Johnson described as spirit of compassion, he urged the property owner to come to his office with any document he possessed.
“Certainly, the house will be demolished, but in the spirit of compassion, that has characterised the administrative style of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, we will do something positive,” he said.



1 Comment
  • Boski

    The government can do more to improve the syatem. In this 21st century, land issues ought to be a thing of the past. Most houses in Lagos do not posses C of O certificate due to various reasons. My view is government should privatise it. The states are doing too many things that can easily be performed better by private sector. Scarcity of housing ought to compel the states in implementing a smooth system that will encourage private investors to come in and develop/provide more houses within a short time. Enough of this pretence, please do the right thing.

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