Imo govt threatens to revoke undeveloped land allocations

The Imo government has threatened to revoke all land allocations not developed by their allottees.

Ogueri Enwerem, the Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning, issued the threat on Wednesday in Owerri in an interview with the press. Enwerem noted that such undeveloped lands were scattered all over Owerri, saying that the government would develop them in the alternative ``and put value to these plots of land''.

The initiative was in line with Gov. Rochas Okorocha's Rescue Mission Agenda designed to give shelter to the less privileged. Enwerem pointed that the housing problem in Imo had been compounded by land speculators who acquired lands from government and waited for their values to appreciate with a view to selling them. The present administration would not tolerate such attitude from landlords in the state, he concluded.