Tuesday September 20, 2022
Oyo State Government on Monday, declared zero tolerance to land grabbing in the state, saying that total enforcement of State’s land grabbing laws not negotiable.
Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Olusegun Olayiwola, disclosed this while featuring on a live radio program in Ibadan.
Olayiwola explained that the task force committee on land grabbing inaugurated recently has swung into actions to put an end to the activities of the land grabbers in the state.
The commissioner, who expressed concern over the connection of land grabbers with some top personalities in the country,said that the
necessary supports will be given to the committee to change the narrative within the shortest possible time.
He appealed to residents of the state to report activities of land grabbers to the task force for necessary actions.
The commissioner hinted that efforts are ongoing for the realization of land administration law of Oyo State that will contain land grabbing law, housing regulation enforcement law, private developer law and amongst others.
” Land grabbers now risk 10 years imprisonment without option of fine and minor offenders are to pay Five Hundred Thousand Naira,(#500,000.00)Two Hundred Thousand Naira (#200,000.00) depending on the offence committed.”
“Land grabbing law has been established since 2016 but not enforced.
Land grabbing has gone in the state, anyone having case on land matters should approach the court, the government will no longer tolerate hooligalism, thuggery of any form, any moment from now, culprits will face the wrath of law.