Those acquiring or occupying any of the state’s lands without the required documentation have received a stern warning from the Ogun State Government.
It is also illegal to sell any of these lands, the Director General of the Bureau of Lands and Survey, Arc. Segun Fowora, cautioned in a statement by the Press Officer, Bisi Fabajo.
The statement claims that Fowora issued the warning during a task force exercise to enforce mandatory land procedures that was organized by the Bureau.
The DG had emphasized that trespassing on government property and developing there without permission not only violate the law but also interfere with other government projects and town planning efforts.
In addition to severe fines, the DG warned that “those who encroach on government lands might end up losing such land.”
He counseled the populace to follow the law by securing the required approvals in order to keep such lands and properties.
Before purchasing lands in various locations throughout the state, Fowora advised the populace to consult a specialist.
This is necessary, he claimed, in order to be aware of the status of such assets and prevent unlawful land purchases.
In addition, Fatal Adeboyejo, the 10-person task force’s chief, urged the public to stop supporting land speculators, also known as “Omo onile” in the state.
Adeboyejo urged potential investors to get in touch with the Bureau of Lands and Survey, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, for any land-related issues even as he issued a warning that failing to follow the proper procedures for land transactions would result in sanctions punishable under the law.