Abia State Government says, it has introduced a policy directing relevant agencies to scrutinize and ascertain the purpose behind the sale of any portion land above five hectares in the state.
Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Uche Ihediwa said this, while briefing newsmen on Abia government’s stance on land-use planning.
He said with the policy, applications for Certificate-of-Occupancy for land above five hectares may be honored or declined, depending on the purpose the land would be put into.
Ihediwa said the Town and Country Planning Law allows the revocation of any piece of land which had not been used for the purpose it was acquired.
He said there was no truth in the allegations that the state government secretly gave out land for Ruga settlement in Arungwa in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state.