The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Housing, Jagunmolu Akande Omoniyi, has warned that allottees of the Ogun State Government housing estates, particularly those in Phase 1 and 2 of the Prince Court Estate, Kobape, Abeokuta, who failed to take possession of their houses will be displaced. The initial houses will be reallocated to those who are on the waiting list of the phase 3.
The Ministry of Housing had given out several notices since March 2023 that compelled the allottees to take full possession of their houses, and it’s worrisome that some allotted houses have remained overgrown with bushes, while some of these allottees have not even bothered to check on their houses for the past one year.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Engr. Sakirudeen Salaam, urged the allotees to adhere strictly to the approved layout of the estate before embarking on expansion of their houses to avoid sanctions.
The government will not condone this nonchalant attitude of those who failed to occupy the houses. It is important for allottees of the Ogun State Government housing estates to take possession of their houses to prevent them from becoming dilapidated and rotting away.
The present administration would not fold its arms and allow those houses to become dilapidated and rot away. The government has made it clear that the allottees who fail to take possession of their houses will be displaced, and the initial houses will be reallocated to those who are on the waiting list of the phase 3.
The Ministry of Housing has given ample notice to the allottees, and it’s important for them to comply with the regulations to avoid sanctions.