The Lagos State Government on the 29th of June, 2017, warned developers and land speculators in the Lekki-Epe corridor to stop work on the land acquired by the government or face the wrath of the law.
The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives, Rotimi Ogunleye, said this during a tour of the area.
About 16,347 hectares of land had been acquired by the government in the area for the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
The commissioner said the government had observed massive encroachments by private estate developers and land speculators, who tricked members of the public into purchasing parcels of land within government acquired land.
Ogunleye said, “Purchasers of such parcels of land without proper investigation at the Land Bureau and the Surveyor General’s Office, stand the risk of losing their money. Apart from the portions being acquired, they have been committed to LFZ projects, resettlement of affected communities and other schemes.”
The commissioner said the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had approved appropriate measures to be taken to deal decisively with the illegal developers and remove the structures on the land.
Culled from PUNCH