12th December, 2012
Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee on the disputed land between Fowoseje Community in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, and the state Ministry of Lands, Mrs. Lola Akande, has instructed both members of the community and officials of the ministry to stay action on the matter pending the decision of the committee.
Akande gave the instruction at a meeting between the representatives of the community, officials of the ministry as well as Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
She told the warring parties that since investigation into the matter is still on, they should not embark on development, construction and demolition of any structure until the House makes a pronouncement on the matter.
“The committee has listened to both parties; I do not want you to embark on selling of land, demolition or development in that area. The status-quo should remain,” she warned.
Akande, who is also the Deputy Leader of the House, stated that the House of Assembly through the committee would ensure justice in making sure that the matter is resolved amicably without fear or favour.
“I want to inform everybody here that the committee will soon pay a visit to the disputed area to see things for itself before we finally write our report to the House for deliberation,” she said.
It would be recalled that residents of Fowoseje Community had protested to the state House of Assembly over alleged contravention notice issued to them by the state government.
The committee therefore informed the community to forward all documents relating to ownership of the land to it for further clarification.