Oyo Government Revoke Plots of Land in Jericho, Agodi GRAs

The government of Oyo State has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho axis of Ibadan, the state capital.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the affected plots of land were revoked for overriding public interest and for the use of the state government.

The statement notes that the affected parcels of land are equally revoked for the alteration of Land Use.

According to the statement, the affected parcels of land include Quarter 361 with adjoining Plots B and C, totaling about 48 plots, Quarters 371 and 372, totaling 9,875.002sqm; Plot 138 Magazine Road, Jericho, Ibadan with a total area of 2,990.638sqm; Block 1, Plot 1 and 2 Mammy Market, Agodi GRA, Ibadan; Block 2 Plot1, Agodi GRA; Block 2 Plot 2 and Block 3 Plot 3, also in Agodi GRA, Ibadan.

It notes that Quarter 361, which originally sits on 1,477 Hectares of land used to house the Governor’s Guest House since the days of Western Region.

It explains that the current owner prior to the revocation had, however, added the Government’s Protocol Quarters which sits on 2,279 sqm and another government property which sits on 6,565 sqm.

That brings the current size of the land in the custody of the owner of Quarter 361 to a total of 23,627sqm.

The statement adds that Quarters 371 and 372 are also revoked in overriding public interest having violated the original Land Use while Plot 138 Magazine Road, Jericho, Ibadan, which originally belongs to the Water Corporation of the state but was assigned to a private company by a past administration.

Iyabo Adebisi

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