The Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Urban Development Hon. Nazir Yusuf Ochi (CNA) has Stated the resolve of the Bureau to put an end to sales of lands in black markets across Kogi state, stating that they are working on creating a centralized system whereby all transactions including that of community lands within the Bureau.
The DG made this known during a stakeholder meeting held with Members of communities of Ohiaga, Ishegba, and Zango Daji village to chat a way forward on peaceful resolution as part of his template to put an end to the lingering land issues such as encroachment, nonpayment of compensation by clients, stated that the importance of land to mankind can not be overemphasized hence, everyone has a role to play in ensuring good governance in their respective capacity that will give room for positive development within their areas and Kogi state in general.
He further added that the essence of the meeting is to proffer a lasting solution to the identified issues that bother on the Bureau’s layouts across Kogi state. He explained that he is working alongside his management team to look into constructing accessible road networks to all layouts to add value to the land and the area where they are situated.
According to the Director-General, who emphasized the need to have a synchronized system whereby communities and the Bureau can interact to be carried along in issues of land transactions according to laid down procedures to put an end to the issue of continuous land racketeering.
He further added that to put an end to sales of lands in black markets across Kogi state, he is working on creating a centralized system whereby all transactions including that of community lands will be carried out within the Bureau.
In a remark by Hon. Ndako, a Member representing Lokoja || in Kogi state House of assembly, Commended the Director-General for taking such a proactive step in resolving the issues peacefully.