Bayelsa government harps on proper land administration 

As a way of ensuring that due process is complied with as regards land acquisition, administration and other related issues on land ownership across Bayelsa state, the state’s Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Perepuighe Biewari, Wednesday assured the public that government pays adequate compensation for any land it acquires from the original owners of such land for public use.

Hon. Biewari who stated this while speaking with newsmen in Yenagoa further noted that proper administration and documentation of the land requested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for the building of its modern office complex in the state is underway, adding that the process will soon be completed.

He stated the importance of NDLEA in the state as it will go a long way in encouraging men and officers of the agency in the discharge of their duties in the state.

He stressed that it will ultimately lead to the curbing of drug intake and abuse, particularly among the youth in the state.

He also pointed out that other federal parastatals also requested for the acquisition of land for their office complex in the state, noting that his ministry is working out all the necessary modalities in line with stipulated guidelines for the completion of the documents before handing over the land to them officially.