Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Ruga: Abia Govt. scrutinises land sales above 5 hectares

By Ihechinyere Chigemeri-Uwom on 18/07/2019

Views: 579

•Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
•Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State Government says it has introduced a policy directing relevant agencies to scrutinise and ascertain the purpose behind the sale of any portion of land above five hectares in the state.

Mr. Uche Ihediwa, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, said this on Wednesday, in Umuahia, while briefing newsmen on Abia Government’s stance on land-use planning.

He said the policy made it mandatory for applications for Certificate of Occupancy for land above five hectares to be honoured or declined, depending on the purpose the land would be put into.

He said: “With the present dispensation, any request for land will have to be scrutinised.

“The state government’s policy is to scrutinise it and make sure that it is not something that is convertible into Ruga.

“We have gone ahead to sensitise our communities to be sure that nobody sells large quantity of land.

“There is a standing instruction in the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning that sale of any land above five hectares will be scrutinised.”

Ihediwa said that the Town and Country Planning Law allows the revocation of any piece of land which had not been used for the purpose it was acquired.

He said that there was no truth in the allegations that the state government secretly gave out land for Ruga settlement in Arungwa in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, “Sometime in September 2014, the Federal Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing requested for land to build a trailer park.

“There was nothing untoward about the request by the Federal Government under the administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

“They were looking for 50 hectares of land in that place but we went round and discovered it was only 20 hectares.”

He said that the negotiation was subsequently aborted and the land penciled down for a car assembly plant.

Ihediwa said that the Land Use Act was clear on the processes and procedures for acquiring land for any purpose.

The attorney-general therefore said that there was no Ruga settlement in Abia. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 18/07/2019 12:47:20 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Xerox announces $6.1 billion Fujifilm merger

Technical education veritable tool for youth empowerment, says...

Police watch as hoodlums attack 7UP officials, volunteers,...

APC weeps over supporters who died at Jalingo...

BREAKING NEWS: Twin suicide bombers hit Maiduguri

Ill health stalls Metuh’s trial

Flood displaces 3,200 people in Imo, submerges 450...

How I duped 33 men on Instagram acting...

Women march for Dino Melaye

Kano Gov. slashes political office holders' salaries by...

We’re not insensitive to pensioners’ plight — Aregbesola...

Borno, Kano attacks: JNI ALLEGES HIDDEN AGENDA

 

Latest News Shell washes hands off Kolo Creek fire Zamfara mulls empowerment for repented bandits US researchers work on buildings that sense danger and react to save the occupants Deji Sasegbon resurrects with new publication The ugly side of revolution, By Bernard Balogun Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on Sept. 7 Ekweremadu, others conspired to kill me — Nnamdi Kanu How soldiers killed policemen, cut my handcuffs, set me free — Kidnap kingpin Wadume All set for inauguration of ministers EFCC investigation: No cause for alarm, says Ambode Activist slams N50bn suit on Anambra State Government, Police, revenue racketeers 2023: Shehu Sani makes case for Igbo Presidency

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (528,933 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,552 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,439 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (322,230 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,246 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,215 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,924 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,807 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,919 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,146 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,055 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,950 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,396) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,094) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (420) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,850) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (383) News (50,221) Opinion (1,327) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,323) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera