Thursday, September 29, 2016

Just Like Lagos, Ogun To Pass Bill Criminalising Land Grabbing

The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, on Thursday said that lawmakers would soon pass a bill to criminalise land grabbing in the state.

Adekunbi spoke when members of the National Institution of Surveyors (NIS) and the broadcast chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ogun visited him at the assembly complex in Abeokuta.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the move by the Ogun Assembly is coming on the heels of a similar law which has since come into effect in neighbouring Lagos State.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Aug. 15, had given his assent to a bill passed by the state lawmakers to outlaw land grabbing, bringing on board the Lagos State Properties Protection Law.