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Oyo govt goes tough, threatens residents

Oyo State Government on Wednesday warned that unregistered land and properties would hence be revoked, or demolished.

It implored residents on the need to update their land documents so as not to fall victims.

A statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, said the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, made the announcement while inspecting some of the sites owned by the state government in Ibadan, the state capital.

He said the governor Seyi Makinde led administration was keen issue of lands across the state for proper documentation and accessibility.

He said: “This is the right time for the good people of Oyo State to know that things should be done in the proper manner. Anyone that does not have up-to-date documents should do so because the ministry would be paying unscheduled visits to various sites to check if such sites have genuine approval.

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“If there is any infraction whatsoever from anyone on the sites visited, the person would face the full wrath of the law as the present administration is not out to witch hunt anybody, but to enforce law and order and to ensure that proper approval is given before construction on sites is carried out.”

The commissioner, also served a stop-work notice on the contractors handling the construction of some houses at Mami Market Agodi, GRA and a water corporation building at Jericho.

The contractors was also asked to report at the ministry with necessary documents for the construction of the site.

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