Lagos State Government says encroachers on the Lekki Free Zone land will face the full weight of the law if they don’t desist from such illegal activities.
Addressing the host communities of LFZ at a stakeholders parley recently, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, said that the massive encroachment was needless on a land already acquired by the government and committed to a project that would bring succour to residents of the State.
Ogunleye advised members of the public to be wary of dubious advertisements on “land purchase beside the Lekki Free Zone” sponsored by private estate developers, stressing that the 16,347 hectares Lekki Free Zone land acquired for development by the State government remains a ‘No-Go-Area’ for any developmental activities other than for the purpose for which it was acquired.
“Any private developer or land speculator deceiving members of the public into purchasing the parcels of land at LFZ are on their own because the State government will start demolishing all illegal structures already erected within the acquired areas”, he reiterated.
Also speaking at the parley, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Wasiu Anifowose, advised potential land buyers to always approach the Ministry for necessary planning information that would be provided by the Ministry free-of-charge.
He explained that any occupant within government’s acquisition without proper investigation from the Land Bureau and the Surveyor General’s Office stood the risk of losing their money and property.
On his part, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim Folami advised residents of the area to key into the long term benefits of the Zone to the various communities instead of encroaching on the land, adding that the present administration of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode meant well for all the host communities of the Free Zone.