The Government of Anambra State is committed to recovering all government land from ill-assorted land-grabbers. It is in keeping with this commitment that the Chairman of the Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe has led the joint task force to remove illegal structures in Oba, Onitsha and Nkwelle-Ezunaka.
It must be restated for the avoidance of doubt that any building erected without approval will be brought down. The same treatment goes to buildings on government lands which were hijacked by gangs of youths and resold to innocent people. People should equally be careful who they buy land from to avoid embarrassment and loss of their hard earned money. Government will no longer condone the kind of impunity that goes on in land transactions.
It is incumbent on the public at large to take due notice and obey all the necessary laws before erecting structures in the new Anambra State that insists on integrity in all operations.
In attending to land matters, it is crucial to get all the necessary clearances from the Ministry of Lands before going to the Physical Planning Board to get the authorisation to construct. Anybody trying to cut corners will have his building removed and then risks being taken to court to face the law.
There is no compromise whatsoever in putting in place a liveable and prosperous megacity state.