By Fatima Sadiq
The committee saddled with the mandate to verify and recertify land titles within some designated government Development areas in Gombe state says it has provisionally verified 741 beneficiaries of the Gombe Development Plan, GDP-16.
The Chairman of the committee, Professor Namala Amuga Keftin, made this known while briefing journalists on the committee’s activities.
Professor Amuga said 3,711 projected allocations have successfully been audited and is ready for verification and recertification.
The Chairman noted that violation and abuse of land policies predates the present administration as previous governments failed to implement recommendations of various committees set up to address the perennial problems which led to degeneration of land matters such as blockage of access roads, violation of building rules, distortions in the approved layouts and other activities that became the impediment to a planned, well developed functional Capital city.
While commending Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for correcting the wrongs, he appealed to those affected to cooperate with the committee whose objective is to protect the peoples interest for better and effiecient land management.
Professor Amuga also used the opportunity to inform the public that they only entertain state allocated titles and not customary or titles issued by Local Governments, as well as land in legal disputes.