After concluding the reclamation of some abandoned properties at the BDPA Housing Estate in Ugbowo, the Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) has set modalities for the sale of the properties to interested persons.
The Executive Chairman of EDPA, Isoken Omo, in a statement, said the buildings were discovered during the recertification exercise, after which the ownerships of the properties were revoked as they posed a nuisance and had become locations for anti-social activities.
She said the agency is making the sale public in line with the government’s stance on transparency. “EDPA discovered some abandoned properties within the EDPA Housing Estate during our recertification exercise, and begun the revocation process as the properties posed nuisance and were locations for anti-social activities.
“We have repossessed the properties in line with the subleases and intend to sell them to the public so that they can be brought back into use. Interested persons are to purchase Expression of Interest (Eol) forms from our temporary office at Public Private Partnership (PPP) Office, Government House.”
The EDPA was recently revamped by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, making it a private sector facing agency. In the last one year, it has embarked on several reforms, including the recertification of property owners and has stepped up engagement in its estates for better service delivery.