By Evelyn Okakwu
The Minister of Lands housing and urban development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi has set up an inter-ministerial committee on national lands policy to ensure prudent utilization of all land resources in the country.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, in Abuja, the minister who was represented by the permanent secretary, Dr Ezekiel Oyemoni said the need for prudent utilization of land resources was key to the said inauguration of the committee whose members will harness the resources for the evolvement of a national land policy; “The fact that land is a ascarce resources and ineleastic in supply underscores the need for prudent utilization of land resources, which makes it necessary to establish a comprehensive regulatory policy that ensures that land as a commodity is put to the highest and best use.
She however lamented the fact that the ministry has been eluded of such a comprehensive policy, hence the need for such a committee to revive the situation. “It is in this regard that you have all been assembled to pull and harness resources aimed at evolving a national Land policy.
Chairman of the committee, Goeffery Tochukwu, Tabansi who is also the director of compensation and acquisition, called on other members of the ministry to support the committee in ensuring that its goals are achieved. “this is s vary progressive step and a truly new development towards the establishment of a land policy for Nigeria. The committee will do it’s best to ensure the full implementation of the committee program. We therefore call on your support for the actualization of this noble objective.”