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Land grabbers defy Sanwo-Olu on building in green belt – CDA

Land grabbers defy Sanwo-Olu on building in green belt – CDA

The Chairman, Gateway Zone Estate, Oyebode Ojomu, has said the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello; and the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, are feigning ignorance over the activities of land grabbers building houses in the green belt located in a vast gorge in Magodo Phase 1 in the Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area of the state.PUNCH Metro gathered that despite the government’s declaration that building in the gorge was illegal, suspected land grabbers, including traditional rulers bent on developing a housing estate there, had continued to flout the order.Ojomu told PUNCH Metro that the land grabbers removed the sticker of the environment ministry announcing the ban on housing development in the gorge and opened the gate for truckloads of cement, sand and granite to start coming in a bid to start building in the gorge.” Ojomu sought to know who gave approval for the development of a housing estate in the gorge, alleging that the land grabbers were indirectly being backed by some interested parties in government.

He said, “The land grabbers are just interested in the money they are to get there and ignoring the dangers to lives and property.Read Also How Lagos, Ogun land grabbers truncate people’s dream of becoming homeowners Ogun community accuses police of aiding land grabbers Baale seeks Sanwo-Olu’s intervention to tackle land grabbers “This is a government reserved area, we should not be at the mercy of land grabbers, who are harassing residents and undermining our security, and the government will abandon us.

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