Gov. Abiodun woos investors with availability of land


As part of efforts to attract to Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured potential willing to invest in the State of availability of land within 28 days.

The Governor gave the assurance on Sunday while contributing to discussion at the Executive Council Strategic Retreat held at the TCC Resort Centre, Ogere, in Ikenne Local Government Area of the State.

In Abiodun’s view, this would enable those who want to access land to site their companies or agro-allied and manufacturing businesses do so in less then 28 days.

“We are working to ensure that land title deeds processing do not exceed 28 days. This is to eliminate the trouble of accessing land and that will improve our ease of doing business ranking”, he said.

He lamented the inability of the previous administrations to implement the Geographic Information System (GIS), noting that his administration would implement the system to enable it plan and administer it’s land resources adequately.

Land, the Governor said, is to Ogun state, what crude oil  is to Nigeria. 

According to the governor, the Geographical Information System (GIS) that has been digitized would provide adequate information on land matters, transactions, documentation and assist in training and re-training the people on lands administration; pointing out that other agencies would also benefit from GIS services.

Abiodun reiterated that his administration would stop at nothing in delivering 5,000 affordable housing units to the people.

He charged those saddled with the project to work towards bequeathing the State with smart cities that would incorporate basic needs like good road network, shopping malls, health facilities, adequate security and provision for laying of fibre cables.

The State Commissioner for Housing, Jamiu Omoniyi, said the State housing needs was in the deficit of more than two million houses.

He assured the people that government was working to meet its 5,000 housing target in the nearest future

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