The newly appointed Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Hon. Uche Nwosu has disclosed plans by the State Government to review land allocation in the state dating back to 2007.
To learn more details about this, please read verbatim straight from the Honourable Commissioner’s mouth!
“My mission in this ministry is to ensure that the right thing is always done. The governor knows my capacity and to the best of my ability, I will implement the basic principles of Rochanomics which include sacrifice, decentralization, culture and political will as well as provide affordable land for Imo people. The state government will review land allocation, starting from 2007 till date to check series of abuses and land racketeering. Beneficiaries of land that were genuinely allocated will retain their allocations while other that was fraudulently allocated will be out-rightly revoked.”
The commissioner also stated that government would allocate land to individuals that are capable of contributing to the infrastructural development of the state even as it would not hesitate to revoke any allocation its beneficiary fails to develop within a specified period of time.
“When you talk about ministry of Lands, people always have this bad image because they believe it is a haven for fraud. What I will do is to ensure that anybody that gets allocation will develop it without delay. If one is given a land and after six months or a year he/she is not able to develop it, the state government will revoke it and re-allocate it to another person”
He however, assured workers of the ministry of an improved welfare which he pointed out will top his priorities as the Commissioner for Lands.