Delta State Government on Tuesday inaugurated a committee on recovery of undeveloped state lands.
To this end, the government has charged members of the committee to work assiduously to recover such lands for reallocation to serious developers for the benefit of the state.
Mrs Kate Onianwa,
State Commissioner for L ds and Surveys gave the charge in her office while inaugurating the Committee.
The Committee which has one month to submit its report has its terms of reference: to “Physically inspect all state lands in respective Senatorial Districts; identify all undeveloped plots of land within the government layouts in your districts.
Others include ” To compile and submit all undeveloped plots allocated over five years ago to Honourable Commissioner and to report any encroachments on state lands irrespective of those behind such acts,”
Mrs Onianwa said the State Ministry of Lands and Surveys was committed to the all round and even spread of physical development of the entire all-roundThe Commissioner said the move was one of her Ministry’s effort at ensuring the actualisation of the Stronger Delta Visioeffortsovernor Ifeanyi Okowa.
She said the state government acquired lands across the state for various uses such as residential, commercial, religious and industrial development.
“Exco discovered the subvertion and abuse by land speculators and grabbers who chose subversion to the lands perpetually without any significant development especially in Asaba, Agbor, Sapele, Kwale, Oleh, Ozoro, Oghara, Ughelli and Warri.
“Exco frowned at this counter-productive practice and has thus directed that all lands allocated over the years and are yet to be developed should be identified, revoked and reallocated to more serious developers to the benefit of the entire state.
“You are therefore required to work like you don’t know anybody but you must carry out this task within the ambit of the law,” she added.
Members include Delta Central Efe Appih – Chairman; Francis Pero; Surv. Friday Adjohweyo; Mr Refo Richard; Mr Samuel Ussien; Eruteya Okumagba and Oberiko Omoyefe as members.
Delta South has Mrs Peace Ogba – Chairman; Temewei Emmanuel; Okorie Godwin; Surv. Oyibo James; Barr. Isaiah Omoyibo; Pastor; Mark Sibe and Godstime Ughegbe as members.
Delta North has Mr Omonade Ogaga – Chairman while Surv. Yalaju Bemigho; Awoviebe Evi; Hope Idi; Chief Ziki Nwabunwa; Mr Ken Ifeanyichukwu and Chief Monday Efamefule are members.