EKSG Gives Property Owners Six Months Ultimatum To Regularize Tenancy

September 3, 2013

Ekiti State Government has issued a six months ultimatum to owners of properties illegally built on government’s land in Ado Ekiti to regularize their tenancy or forfeit the properties.

Speaking during a meeting with landlords of buildings illegally erected on the land allocated to the Health Management Board (HMB) in Ado Ekiti, the Commissioner for Housing Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Remi Olorunleke noted that the approval of the State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi to allow regularization of the tenancy was borne out of compassion for the people.

Stressing that government would no longer tolerate encroachment of lands meant for government institutions in the state, the Commissioner said that such illegal acts would no longer be tolerated.
The Commissioner noted that the portion of land was acquired in 1966 under the then Western Region for the construction of the General Hospital which was later converted to the University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.

Olorunleke said government gave the six months grace to pay the required fees for regularization in response to the request of the affected developers.
Responding, the Secretary of the Landlords Association the area, Elder Akinyemi Emmanuel who spoke on behalf of other residents expressed gratitude to the governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for being a compassionate leader.
Elder Akinyemi said many of them purchased the land from a well known Olomo family in Ado Ekiti without knowing that it had been acquired by government.

The Secretary of the landlord Association pledged that members would pay the required fees for regularization and perfection of the documents.
Present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Oluwafemi Ajayi, his counterpart in the Bureau of lands, Mrs. Olufunke Falodun and the state Surveyor General, Mr. Dapo Osalusi among others.

Last modified: September 3, 2013

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