September 28, 2020

Oyo Assembly Summons Commissioner over Land Acquisition

Oyo State House of Assembly has summoned the Commissioner for Land, Mr. Rahman Abiodun Abdulraheem and his Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Ademola Ajibola over unlawful acquisition of land.

Also to appear before the House Committee on Lands is the state’s Surveyor General to give details report of alleged unlawfully acquired land by some government officials in the past administration.

Member representing Ibadan North state Constituency Two in the state Assembly Mr Babajide Adebayo, in his motion on the “Need to Investigate Allege Unlawful Acquisition of Lands Belonging to Individuals and Family,” disclosed that many citizens and residents of the state had been clamouring over alleged unlawful acquisition of their lands by some government officials. 

The lawmaker said that many of these lands were acquired under the guise of farming and agricultural purposes but had been diverted to personal use.

The lawmaker listed lands around Omu, Onidundu, Adamaro village, Olorisa-Oko all in Akinyele Local Government as parts of the areas where lands were acquired.

The Speaker, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin, therefore, directed the Commissioner for Land, Mr. Rahman Abdulraheem and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry and also the state’s Surveyor General to appear before the House committee

Mosope Kehinde

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