Ekiti Government threatens to recover debt by housing Estates beneficiaries.

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has pledged to recover into the State treasury the sum of over #1billon naira debt owe by some of the beneficiaries of the State housing Estates before the end of the present administration in October, 2022.

The Governor Fayemi gave the assurance while receiving the report of the judicial panel of inquiry on land and related matters at his office in Ado Ekiti.

Fayemi expressed government commitment to reverse the impunity which characterized land administration in the State while he decried level of corruption, poor record keeping and lack of transparency in the allocation of lands, and directed immediate constitution of inter ministerial committee to advice government on reform of agencies in charge of land administration.

The state Governor said government was aware of the large undeveloped lands and lack of record of ownership and evidence of payment for properties in the state housing estates and directed the committee on recovery of money owed the state government to present a formal report on it to enable government take necessary action.

Fayemi said the commitment of his administration to eradicate unlawful land transaction was to achieve an effective land administration to enhance government’s efforts in achieving poverty reduction and promote economic growth.

The Chairman of the judicial commission, Justice Adekunle Adeleye, explained that a total of 43 petitions and memoranda were received in the course of its assignment and stressed that the commission through the adoption of alternative dispute resolution mechanism was able to determine the final right of the parties in twenty cases.

He said members of the commission also made an on the spot assessment to various locations to further authenticate the evidences presented by parties at the public sitting of the commission.

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