The Lagos state Government has stated any traditional ruler who engages in land-grabbing activities would be dethroned.
This was revealed by Jide Bakare, Lagos state Taskforce Coordinator on Land Grabbing in Ikeja, on Thursday.
“Some high-profile land grabbers have been arrested and are being prosecuted. Government is determined to ensure that people who acquired property are protected from the activities of land grabbers.” he said
The Special Adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said in the past, property acquisition in the state was a nightmare.
Joseph added that the Lagos State Property Protection Law was enacted to solve challenges related to land matters.
“To ensure the effectiveness of the law, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode set up the task force on land grabbing to handle individuals or groups that may be on the wrong side of the law,” he said.
Joseph appealed to land owners in the state to take advantage of the reforms on land processing to perfect land documents in the state, saying they were easier and faster to obtain than in the past.
By Bright Bassey