The Seyi Makinde led-Oyo state government has threatened to revoke all undeveloped land allocated to allottees in Government Reserved Areas (GRA) at Akitipiti, Oyo and Oke Anu, Ogbomoso who have abandoned the land.
The government also lamented that the lands at Oyo and Ogbomoso ends of the state have been allocated for over 10 years without any development carried out on them.
Speaking on behalf of the government, the State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abdu-Raheem added that the lands which could serve as sources of revenue for government are being left to waste away.
Abdu-Raheem stressed that this decision was in fulfilment of the government’s promise to decongest Ibadan, capital city of Oyo State and to achieve this, lands in neighboring towns need to be developed, saying the allocations will be reviewed and revoked where necessary.
According to him, ” 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”.
“I need to further assure you anyone that is interested in acquiring Lands at Oyo and Ogbomoso may visit the Ministry for guidelines, but be sure that only those who mean business will get it”, the Commissioner assured.