Ambode signs law banning land grabbing in Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode

The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, Monday signed a new legislation outlawing land grabbing (Omonile) in Lagos.

The governor said the new legislation-the Lagos state Properties Protection Law will give legal backing to the operations of our law enforcement officers, reports NewsBeat.

Ambode believes the new law will ensure that our investors, businessmen and the general populace carry on their legitimate land/property transactions without any hindrance or intimidation henceforth”

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The Properties law will eliminate the activities of persons or corporate entities who use force and intimidation to dispossess or prevent any person or entity from acquiring legitimate interest and possession of property” he added.

The signing of the legislation was witnessed by Mudashiru Obasa,Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker and Dele Oloke, Chairman Ikeja Branch of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

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It will be noted that Lagos land grabbing touts (Omonile) have caused many hardship for investors, businesses and first time home owners for many decades now in the state.

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