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Lagos to hike price of Sangotedo Golden Jubilee Scheme plots

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Yetunde Onabule


A new price hike is in the offing for the Lagos State Golden Jubilee project in Sangotedo, Lekki, after authorities wrapped up provision of infrastructural facilities in the site and services scheme.

Allocations to the scheme created last year by the government to commemorate the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the state was suspended by the governor following lack of desired infrastructure. The Guardian learnt that before the suspension, each plot had a price tag of N10 million. Senior officials say the price will not be realistic any more as the government has invested on amenities.

Situated within the Lekki Peninsula Sub-region and accessible through the Monastery road, Lekki-Epe Expressway, the scheme aimed at reassuring the teaming populace of the Lagos State Government’s commitment towards provision of a safe and secured living environment

Among the infrastructure provided include concrete Interlocking paving stones for the road and pedestrian walkway, electricity, water Reticulation, water treatment facility, drainage networks, sand filling and others put at about 99 per cent completion stage.

Special adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule, a lawyer, gave the cheering news at the 2018 Ministerial Briefing on the activities of the Land Bureau to commemorate the third year anniversary of the Ambode’s administration.To acquire a plot, The Guardian learnt that the applicants can approach the Finance department of the Lands Bureau to obtain a form with N10,000 and must be willing to pay half of the price.

Upon payment, a partial electronic Certificate of Occupancy and a plot number will allotted to the applicant , while a complete CofO will be given to the applicant upon completion of payment within 90 days.

Designed as a medium density residential area with complimentary commercial, recreational, and institutional facilities. The average plot size is 550sqm is expected to accommodate 5,156 people with a total land area of 34.50 hectares, while there is no provision of mortgage in the scheme.

Expressing joy on the development, she said, the Certificate of Occupancy for allotees in the Scheme is guaranteed within 30 days from the date of final payment.Mrs. Onabule however said allotees in the scheme would have to pay more because of the infrastructural development in the site.

“This is sacrosanct. It is first of its kind. As we speak, the Office of the State Surveyor General has prepared and completed all individual electronic surveys (E-Survey) for the plots within the newly created Scheme. This new modality is particularly desirable because its implementation presents a new vista of hope for all those seeking to acquire landed properties and build in our State”, she added.On the encroachment into the State land schemes, the Special Adviser urged the public to ensure they do proper charting and verification on properties before consummating transactions on land.

“  I make bold to say, without mincing words, that the New Towns Development Authority (NTDA) has commenced removal of all encroachments in our Schemes for allotees to have full possession of their land. In the same vein, the Land Use and Allocation Committee. (LUAC) have been charged to established contact with the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) in order to remove all illegal structures on our Schemes.

“We passionately appeal to allotees to move into the schemes and commence the development of their plots within the shortest possible time. Their continuous absence has been responsible for the encroachment of the land by squatters who build illegal structures on them.

“The Government is ready to enforce its law over allotees who are in breach of the various clauses in their Letters of Allocation and Certificates of Occupancy which states categorically that land must be fully developed within 2 years from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy”, she added.

In a related development, the Special adviser revealed that State Government has commenced amendments on some of its schemes, which include the Oko-Orisan Waterfront Scheme, Epe, into four phases, which has been concluded while the cost implication of infrastructural facilities on the first phase has also been concluded for implementation on approval.

According to her, the approval order for the Lekki Peninsula Scheme, Phases I & II and Magodo Scheme are presently on-going; while the proposal for the review of Ojota- Ogudu GRA Scheme, Omole Scheme I & II and Amuwo-Odofin Scheme will be carried out in the year 2018 on approval.She also stressed the need for accurate up-to- date information on existing land use, existing/completed buildings, and buildings under construction, vacant plots and infrastructural provision (roads & drainages) within the Schemes for further action.

On the issue of revenue, Mrs. Onabule said the Bureau justified its status as the second highest revenue-generating Agency in the state, by posting gross earnings of N10, 579, 447, 528.68, representing a revenue performance of 59 percent.Acknowledging that it was short of last year earnings put at N20.7 billion, she expressed optimism that the bureau will improve at the kickoff of the New Schemes, subsequent transactions on State Land, payment by defaulters of Capital Development Levy and the recent redesigning and upgrading of the Land Registry.


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