Ogun Summons Former Top Bureau of Land’s Top Officials

Assembly Probes Ogun Bureau of Land under Amosun between 2015-2019

Ogun State house of assembly has resumed its probe of the finances and land allocation by the state bureau of land and survey under the Amosun admnistration, between 2015 and 2019.

The house public account and anti-corruption committee on Thursday directed the bureau’s former director general, Biyi Ismail, to appear before it on August 31.

The committee chairman, Musefiu Lamidi says the bureau’s former DG, was being summoned over the 2015-2019 audit report of the bureau, whose investigations were interrupted during the covid pandemic.

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The committee, among other issues wants the former director general DG to make clarifications on some grey areas in the audit report, and provides relevant documents on the costlines of the agency.

According to the committee, it wants him to provide cost lines on the construction of an ict infrastructure, costing over n400 million in 2016.

The committee also wants a list of all non committed land acquisition on the Abeokuta-Sagamu interchange expressway, as well as land allocated at flower-gate between 2015 and 2019.

The lawmakers are also demanding the list of commercial land allocated at the river-view estate at Isheri, and clarification over the sharp drop in the bureau’s revenue in 2018, to n3.1 billion from n10.1 billion in the previous year.

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