Oyo Govt. Moves to Fulfill Pledge of Affordable Housing
Oyo State Government has announced its plan to sell about 38 semi-detached units of bungalow situated at Carlton Gate Estate, Akobo, Ibadan to members of the public at affordable rates.
The State commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Abiodun Abdu-Raheem stated this while on inspection tour to various housing estates in Ibadan.
Mr. Abdu-Raheem said the step was taken to fulfill part of the present administration electoral promises towards provision of affordable housing for the citizenry.
He noted that a lot of people in the state were in need of affordable houses which he said was handy in Carlton Gate Estate, if they apply at the appropriate time.
The commissioner expressed displeasure over many undeveloped plots of land in the areas visited as he observed that many choice lands were only fenced round without the owners developing them.
He pledged on behalf of the state government that all illegal structures on the lands will be removed, adding that it was noticed that around March, this year a lot of allocations were carried out.
The commissioner stated further that all allocations are sub-listed for revocation and withdrawal.
He however assured the public that the government would withdraw allocation from those who have not paid, stressing that the issue will be handled with fairness, transparency and accountability.
Mr. Abdu-Raheem called on people whose building plans have not been approved, those that have letters of land allocated to them but do not have Certificate of Occupancy (CofO), and those that have obtained building plans but their applications were not completed to visit the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to complete their application within a period of seven days from Monday, or have their lands revoked.
Places visited within Ibadan and its environs include Kolapo Ishola Estate; Carlton Gate Estate, Akobo; Quarter 105 Onikoko Avenue Agodi GRA; Ajumose Housing Estate NIHORT Jericho; Elenushonsho Estate Jericho; Queen’s School Ibadan Apata and Adeoyo GRA, Ring-road.