Lagos State ‘Land Grabbers Task Force’ Gets Permanent Office

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The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem today, while commissioning the permanent office of the Lagos State Special Task Force on Land Grabbers in Alausa-Ikeja reiterated the determination of the Ambode led administration in Lagos State to use all legal means to curb the nefarious activities of Land Grabbers who, with their collaborators in high and official places have continuously enforced a reign of terror on the people of the State

The Attorney General explained that, when Gov Ambode signed into law the Lagos State Property Protection Law 2016; The purpose of the law was to meet the yearning of the teeming population of Lagosians, who had had more than enough of the terror of Land Grabbers. In his words:” the horror that the people of Lagos feel both in the cities and in the rural areas is best imagined than experienced. Continuously people have lost huge sums of money, businesses and even lives, all in a bid to secure their legitimate land holdings. It is sad that those who are supposed to protect the lives and property of the citizens are often in collaboration with these land Grabbers in oppressing the people”.

While, acknowledging the successes of the Task Force since its inauguration on 6th September 2016, Kazeem stated that the Task Force has received 1,200 petitions with about 250 resolved through various means including physical enforcement, mediation and reconciliation, several cases are ongoing as a result of the good work of the Task Force. All of these were done in the single room apartment of the Task Force in the Ministry of Justice.

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He however urged the Task Force to make the optimum use of the new facilities to further enhance its operations, which is to bring succor to the people of Lagos State.

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