Ogun Assembly Moves Against Landgrabbers.. Begins Amendment Of Law - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Ogun Assembly Moves Against Landgrabbers.. Begins Amendment Of Law

Ogun State House of Assembly is set 
to conduct a stakeholders' forum with a view to amending the State Anti-land Grabbing law of 2016, as part of measures to checkmate the disturbing activities of land grabbers in the state 

The review of the law titled: "the Prohibition of Forcible Occupation of Landed Properties Law 2016", will enable the Assembly address the rampant cases of land-grabbing being recorded recently in the State.

Speaker of the house, Right Honourable Olakunle Oluomo made this known on Thursday while responding to the presentation of petitions by some lawmakers during the plenary session held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Speaker who condemned in strong terms, the life threatening and violent conducts of land grabbers in the State in recent times, noted that the amendment became necessary to re-consider the diverse opinions of relevant stakeholders in the concerned sector to give a more effective implementation framework to the law.

Olumo commended the Surveyor General of the State for setting up a task-force towards the enforcement of the Law, adding that the Tenth Assembly under his leadership remained committed to collaborating with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as relevant professional bodies amongst others to carry out an immediate amendment on the law.

Edu-Biznews had last week recently reported cases of land dispute in Ologiri Village between two families of  kamoru Sobiye and Taofeek Adeoye who dragged Baale of Ifelodun, Chief Semiu Egungbohun  to court and later alleged to have sponsored suspected Landgrabbers to attack him (Egungbohun)  and another case involving Baale of Agbajege , Chief Musliudeen Soremi who accused one Olawale Ogunlana of engaging suspected Landgrabbers to forcefully take possession of a land bought in 1976 by his father, Chief Solomon Soremi , the two cases are from Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state 

In another development, eight bills, including: Ogun State Legislative Funds Management Law, 2023, Ogun State Judiciary Funds Management Law, 2023, The Ogun State Legislative Officers Administration of Pensions Law scaled first reading on the floor of the House as the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Mr. Deji Adeyemo read the long titles of the bills before the lawmakers.

Other bills that passed through the first reading at the plenary included: the Ogun State Judicial Officers Administration of Pensions Law, 2023, Prohibition of forcible occupation of Landed properties, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Cultism and other Violence and other Related offence (Amendment) Law, 2023, the Ogun State Official Orders of Precedence of Public Officers and Other Persons Law, 2023, The Ogun State Commercial Vehicles and Trucks Law, 2023 as well as the Ogun State Magistrates' Court Amendment Law, 2023.

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