Ekiti State Authorities has warned in opposition to additional encroachment on land acquired by the state for agricultural functions.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Meals Safety, Dr. Olabode Adetoyi gave the warning whereas main a group of presidency officers from the Bureau of Land Companies and the Ministry of Agriculture and Meals Safety to erect cautionary notices on land acquired by the State at Ipao-Ekiti in addition to Isan/Ayede axis and different areas categorized as agricultural zone throughout the State.
The Commissioner who spoke by means of the Director of Land Companies, Mr. Akanni Bello defined that the train was instigated to place an finish to incessant encroachment of unauthorized individuals into authorities landed property throughout the State, significantly farmlands.
Stressing that the lands have been acquired in public curiosity within the first occasion, Adetoye mentioned it isn’t solely unfair but additionally a disservice to your entire folks of the State if just a few recalcitrant individuals are allowed to proceed encroaching on the lands on the detriment of all within the State.
He said that using another service of discover on the lands is in accordance with part 44(e) of the land use Act Cap LL5 legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.
Adetoye lamented that many of the Lands acquired by the State authorities for agricultural and different functions are being encroached indiscriminately including that the federal government determined to stick notices on all lands acquired for farming actions to tell all unauthorized occupants to vacate the lands or take correct channels for occupancy.
He mentioned that anybody discovered encroaching into the Land after the train can be made to face the wrath of the Regulation, as the federal government wouldn’t hesitate to prosecute any unlawful occupier on its lands.
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