Enugu Govt suspends activities in Golf Annex I for proper regularisation

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The Enugu State Ministry of Lands and Urban Development has suspended all activities within the Golf Annex I, in Agu Abor, for proper regularisation of issues surrounding the sale of the land.

This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Mr Chidi Aroh, and made available to newsmen in Enugu on Saturday.

Aroh explained that the suspension, which had the approval of the state government, was carried out in response to the “various serious and technical issues concerning the Golf Annex 1, Agu Abor.”

He further disclosed that a committee was set up to deal with all outstanding issues concerning the Golf Annex I, with a view to effectively and conclusively resolving them to allow infrastructural work to resume in earnest.

The commissioner added “Exultantly, the committee has almost concluded its assignment with the resolution of all multiple allocations and community protests.

“Also, the determination of outstanding payments and review of road and drainage designs to allow for full accessibility of all plots,” he said.

Aroh expressed optimism that full scale work to complete the infrastructural works at the Golf Annex would resume shortly in line with the state government’s commitment to ensure decent and affordable housing for all in Enugu State.

The statement listed the technical issues concerning the Golf that were being addressed to include protests and petitions from the host community/previous land owners.

“Others are the issues of double/multiple allocations; non-payment of statutory land fees by many allotees in spite repeated demands; and overall review of design arising from non-accessibility of several plots due to technical error in original layout design”.

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