Ogun tasks farmers, land buyers on proper verification
Ogun State Government has advised prospective land buyers in the state to verify from the Ministry of Agriculture or Bureau of Lands & Survey the authenticity of any land, before making payment to anyone.
In a statement the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, said this verification is important to prevent prospective land buyers from being swindled by land grabbers, who deceitfully sell government’s land at a cheaper rate.
“This means they will have no genuine rights of ownership and may end up paying multiple times or paying punitive charges.”
The statement also warned land grabbers to desist from selling government land, warning that anybody caught will face the Anti-Land Grabbing Law, 2016 of Ogun State.
The commissioner added that all investors on Government Acquired Land for agriculture that have defaulted in the payment of Annual Ground Rent should update their payment at the Ministry of Agriculture before the end of March or have their allocations revoked.
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