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Lagos State Govt. Cautions Landgrabbers At Ikorodu Stakeholders Forum @vonnews by VONN50: 1:09pm On Apr 28


The Lagos State Special Taskforce On Land Grabbers at a special stakeholders forum held in Ikorodu last week issued warnings to all land grabbers in Lagos, asking them to desist from such criminality or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

The enlightenment gathering which educated the people on their rights and responsibilities took place at the Ikorodu Town Hall and had the Oba of Ikorodu,
Community leaders, religious leaders, government officials, the representative of the Lagos Commissioner of Police, all and sundry including stakeholders in attendance.

Mrs. Abiola Oseni who represented the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Titilayo Shittabay began the deliberations by reminding the people that it is their responsibility to report any matter relating to this crime to the appropriate authorities instead of resorting to self help.

Oseni said approaching the relevant authorities in matters relating to land grabbing and perpetrators of such, cautioning those community stakeholders who indulge in double or multiple sales of pieces of land to desist.

The Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, His Eminence, Yahaya in his own response stated that if certain elements in the police, the judiciary and govt.do not aid the processes leading to land grabbing, the perpetrators would have stopped with all this chaos all around ikorodu. Yahaya added that some police men, judicial workers and community heads pervert justice and encourage criminality due to monetary inducements.

The Oba of Ikorodu, HRM.Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi took turn to to express his personal concerns and urged the Lagos state govt to look into the problem of delay in issuing C/O, to the bonafide owners of land.

The representative of the Nigerian Bar Association Ikorodu Branch, Barr. Omolaja Shakiru joined his voice by appealing to Ikorodu people to always report matters of forceful take over of lands to the task force, stressing that such crimes have legal implications. He also cautioned indigenes and land owners to discipline themselves as per shady transactions so as to end bloodshed which is always the aftermath.

In similar note, the Coordinator, Special Task Force On Land grabbers in Lagos state, Mr. Owolabi Arole, buttressed the essence of the crucial parley and stressed that it will have a far reaching effect towards fostering peace and development in Ikorodu.

Arole also noted that the programme has also enlightened the people on legitimate and safe procedures without resorting to self help, stressing that it also enlightened land buyers and sellers on peaceful or lawful rifts resolution without cheating or hurting anyone.

The Chairperson of Ikorodu Local Govt, Clerics and others graced this all-important meeting.

By Onome Naomi

Re: Lagos State Govt. Cautions Landgrabbers At Ikorodu Stakeholders Forum @vonnews by Sunnybay7: 1:13pm On Apr 28
Will they listen, lazy set of people after all we met the land on earth or did they bring the land from heaven?

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