Real Estate Developers in Ogun State have been charged to follow due process by obtaining layout and building plan approval before selling lands to prospective buyers.
The Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Tpl Olatunji Odunlami disclosed this in his officers at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, during an interactive meeting with real estate developers operating in the State.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Tpl Yetunde Dina, Odunlami, said it was discovered that real estate developers acquire hectares of land and cut to layouts without following due processes and sell to unsuspecting members of the public.
He explained that before such actions were carried out, several procedures ought to be followed which include, approaching the Bureau of Lands and Survey to verify if the land was not within government acquisition, after which the Ministry would issue proper lay out and building permit.
He pointed out that master plans were being prepared for major cities in the State, saying approved layout plans also needed to be incorporated into the new Master Plan.
Speaking on behalf of the Real Estate Developers, Mr. Tunde Adeyemo, appreciated the present administration for its support at ensuring that the State was well planned to attract investment into the state, assuring that Developers would do the needful at ensuring that guidelines in the building sector were adhered to.