The Lagos State Government in a press statement signed by the Commissioner for information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho made public the resolutions arrived at during a meeting held over the lingering Magodo land dispute at the State House in Alausa.
The meeting was chaired by the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The major discussion point was the Supreme court judgement delivered over the land tussle.
After the meeting, the Governor thanked all stakeholders and restated his resolve to ensure that peace returns to Magodo, while also promising that there would be justice for all.
The stakeholders in turn praised the Governor Sanwo-Olu for showing good leadership qualities, which they said prevented violence in the estate.
They further expressed confidence in the Governor’s ability and sincerity to resolve the matter,
The resolutions passed include:
- That the Committee set up by the State Government to resolve the Magodo dispute, chaired by the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, is to meet with the Judgment Creditors (Shangisha Landlords’ Association) on Friday 7th of January 2022.
- The Surveyor-General of Lagos State, Permanent Secretary Lands Bureau and Hon. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development are to immediately identify available plots of land within the Shangisha village scheme.
- The Committee is also to identify how the available plots of land are to be accessed and whether any infrastructural development is necessary to access the land.
- Upon identification of available and accessible land, the State Government is to immediately allocate the land to the 549 Judgment Creditors.
- In the event that there is no available and accessible land within the Shangisha village scheme to allocate to all the 549 Judgment Creditors, the State Government, in agreement with the Judgment Creditors, will provide alternative plots of land.
- Whilst this exercise is ongoing, the Nigeria Police are to restrain themselves from any conduct or action that may instigate violence or breakdown of law and order in Magodo. They should be keepers of peace and act within the confines of the law – always. All the parties have agreed to an amicable resolution of the matter.