The Chairman, Lagos State Special Taskforce on Land Grabbers,
Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, is set to welcome all Stakeholders in Ikorodu division to a Stakeholders’ Meeting on Land grabbers at the Ikorodu Town Hall, on Thursday 22nd April 2021.
The Coordinator, Special Taskforce on Land Grabbers, Mr. Owolabi Arole who disclosed in a statement, said the meeting is themed “LANDGRABBERS, THE LAW AND YOUR RIGHTS”.
According to him, the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu is determined to put a final stop to the activities of Land grabbers in the State.
“It is of great concern that despite many successes already recorded by the Taskforce on Land Grabbers in the fight against the unwholesome Landgrabbing practice, a few recalcitrant Land Grabbers still engage in the act”. Arole noted.
The Coordinator, said that Ikorodu division is fortunate to be picked as the location for the flag off for the Stakeholders meeting, which is scheduled to hold in the six divisions of Lagos State as it is one of the major areas in the state where the atrocities of land grabbers are prevalent.
He further mentioned that the Stakeholders meeting will provide a good platform to evolve localised strategies that are most effective in tackling the challenges of Land grabbing where everyone can ask questions about the appropriate measures they must take when they have issues with land grabbers.
“Citizens must acquire landed properties the right way which should include the CofO (certificate of occupancy) as this will allow the Special Taskforce on Land grabbers to know exactly what legal steps to take to tackle the involvement of land grabbers” Mr. Owolabi Arole urged.
Arole added, “The Law is no respecter of persons regardless of societal status of the people involved. It will definitely take its full course on defaulters of Land Grabbing”.
While reiterating a point made by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, who is also the Chairman of the Special Taskforce on Land Grabbers, Arole stated that “citizens must bring to the attention of the Taskforce on Land Grabbers any issue bordering on land grabbing by addressing such petition to his office or by calling the LSTFLG hotlines 09096667123, 09020085005”.
“The Lagos State property protection law of 2016 is in full swing. The Law which prohibits forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties in Lagos State, prescribes severe penalties with various prison terms for different offenses”, Onigbanjo SAN stated.
Director Public Affairs
Ministry of Justice
19th April 2021