The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has identified inconsistent land policies, uncoordinated execution of policies and poor monitoring and evaluation as factors militating against effective governance of the land sector.
Inaugurating an 11- man Land Reform Committee in Akure, Akeredolu said the state’s ministry of lands and housing to urgently encourage and explore possible means of correcting observed lapses and anomalies of the past in the land resource sector of the state.
According to Akeredolu, the ministry was mandated to focus on acquisition of land, both public and private, procurement of title deed to land, commercialization through land use charge, digitization of the land process, mapping of the state, legal reforms, as well as the management and monitoring of land.
He said: “This became imperative for obvious reasons as this administration needs to break grounds to shore up the revenue base of the state in order to meet its everincreasing demand and be responsive to people’s needs. “Our major desire was to undertake measures aimed at tapping all vital resources to strengthen the state’s social-economic base.