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Investigate before acquiring government land – Ogun Government

Ogun State government has advised prospective investors, companies, and individuals to desist from the unguided acquisition of lands that belong to the government, especially the 1.5-kilometer corridor on both sides of major roads.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Olatunji Odunlami, who gave the advice in Abeokuta said any development carried out within such locations must be in conformity with the approved land use or development scheme of that area.

Mr Odunlami, listed the areas to include New Ijebu-Ode Mojoda (Epe) road, Sagamu–Abeokuta highway, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu-Benin highway, Lagos–Abeokuta highway, Papalanto-Sagamu highway, the new Lagos-Ibadan rail line, and lands around the train stations.

He encouraged those concerned to request for Planning Information on the government-approved use or zoning of any land from the Ministry before acquiring such.

Mr Odunlami noted that any illegal development on such land stands a high risk of demolition.

Olusegun Folarin

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