Plateau Govt Introduces New Income Generation To 17 LGAs On Industrial Layouts -Dati

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Yakubu Busari


The Plateau  State  Government  have concluded  arrangements to  create  industrial ,commercial  and  residential  Areas for all the  17 Local Government councils in the  state  to serve  as income tax generation  to prevent  over depended in federal  and state  allocation in partnership  with  indigenes  in diaspora .



The Commissioner for Land, survey and Town Planning, Hon Yakubu Dati made this disclosure in Jos while addressing the LGAs Chairmen   in Jos.


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He charged   the ALGON  members  to key into  the land reform  Agenda  of  governor Simon Lalong to ensure that  each of  the councils  have  liaison  building  at the state headquarters  to avoid  reckless spending  .


According to him, what we want to do is to create an opportunity for the local government to be able to have their presence in Jos because by the time you have layout for your local government, it also means you have a title with C of O and gradually you can develop place into an estate or headquarter.


Dati  explained further that ,”  we are trying to create a situation where all the local government will have their presence in Jos ,the state capital   such that they  will now leave  a legacy behind  when the time  comes, adding each  of them can decide what they  want to do for their  council .


He stressed out that  some of the  business ventures could be Standard  guest houses for  accommodation  of tourists  and also  trade fair with  modern  facilities  in the state  capital to generate  revenue  income.


The commissioner  maintained that  ,the state have a lot of friends and relatives who are resident  overseas, they may  want to invest in properties but some are going through a lot difficulty in  getting land with  R, O, and C, O they sent money, they come back home and there is no land, but this  the Ministry  is providing  conducive  atmosphere for them to invest  at home, he noted .


Dati  reiterated that Lalong  government  has approved the  opportunity for every local government to have their  presence on Jos ,however, which is  officially and legally done towards  tackling  poverty  and reducing  unemployment  in the  state.


As part of the 2020 state  budget that was ritually  presented to the 9th Assembly  ,the Governor Simon Bako Lalong led administration has seen the projects  as a pilot phase  to revamp  the economic  base  of the state.


We have quite a number of layouts including the GRA. We have about six residential layouts and two industrial layouts.


Hon Yakubu Dati said government planning to create another layout around Bauchi road to avoid further encroachment.

We are trying to replicate what is currently happening in Abuja you know that all the states have their presence in Abuja with their building.


Also we are planning to organize residential and commercial /industrial  layouts in the local government areas so that by the time you give us an area in your local government, we should be able to do layouts, create a planned City, so that you will have what we usually call the GRA, where there  in all the  ends .


We create the roads including the emergency services and fire service where ambulances can easily go in and come out.


So, we believe  to have  the local government here is going to help developing our sons and daughters that are not resident here, we  can easily know that by the time they acquire this lands, it will be something that would be cover by  government title .

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