The Ogun State Government has begun clearing illegal structures within the industrial clusters of the State, with the aim to stop distortion of the layout which had earlier been designated as an industrial area.

The exercise was carried out by joint efforts of officials of the Special land task force of the Bureau of Lands and Survey and the Central Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, involved because of the illegal land occupation and structures which had neither documentation nor building permit.

Stressing the importance of the exercise, the Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Arc. Segun Fowora, said that the Bureau in conjunction with Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development which had served the occupants of the illegal structures several notices of contraventions, but continued construction business without compliance.

Arc. Fowora appealed to prospective land buyers not to buy government-owned land along the major highways in the State without verifying from the office of the Director General of Lands and Survey, adding that the State government had acquired 1.5kilometer corridor from Abeokuta/Sagamu interchange, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Lagos Benin/Ore expressway and other highways along the corridor of the state for different developments in the future.

He also noted the government would no longer tolerate indiscriminate encroachment of lands without due documentation, stating that companies should be mindful of purchasing lands from land-grabbers who might offer false assurances or fake documents.