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Lagos government meets stakeholders on Magodo Shangisha dispute; Begin resolution of debacle; Warn Police

L-R: Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako; his counterpart for the Environment & Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, during a meeting between the Lagos State government and stakeholders of the Magodo Phase II land tussle, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 05 January 2022.
L-R: Commissioner for the Environment & Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) during a meeting between the Lagos State government and stakeholders of the Magodo Phase II land tussle, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 05 January 2022.
L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, during a meeting between the Lagos State government and stakeholders of the Magodo Phase II land tussle, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 05 January 2022.
L-R: Chairman, Shangisha Landlord Association, Chief Adebayo Adeyiga in a discussion with Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a meeting between the Lagos State government and stakeholders of the Magodo Phase II land tussle, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 05 January 2022.

The Lagos state government has set up a committee chaired by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to meet with the Shangisha Landlords’ Association on Friday, January 7, 2022 to begin the process of resolution of the long-drawn dispute in the Magodo/Shangisha area.

The Surveyor- General of Lagos State, Permanent Secretary Lands Bureau and Hon. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development are also “to immediately identify available plots of land within the Shangisha village scheme,” how they can be accessed, whether infrastructural development is necessary to access them and how those available and accessible can be immediately allocated to the 549 Judgement Creditors.

These, according to a statement by Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Hon. Commissioner, Information & Strategy, are some of the resolutions arrived at during a meeting chaired by the state’s Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu, at the State House Alausa, on January 5, 2022 with the Judgment Creditors (Shangisha Landlords’ Association), their lawyers, Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Policemen from the F.C.T Command and Police Headquarters, the Executive and Trustees of the Magodo Residents’ Association and senior Government Officials on the enforcement of the Judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on February 10, 2012 in suit no. SC/112/2002.

The statement also noted that the while the process of resolution of the impasse is going on, “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,” stressing that “all the parties have agreed to an amicable resolution of the matter.”

Full text of the statement reads:

At a meeting chaired by Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu, at the State House Alausa, on the 5th of January 2022 with the Judgment Creditors (Shangisha Landlords’ Association), their lawyers, Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Policemen from the F.C.T Command and Police Headquarters, the Executive and Trustees of the Magodo Residents’ Association and senior Government Officials, the enforcement of Judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on the 10th of February 2012 in suit no. SC/112/2002 was deliberated upon and the following resolutions were arrived at:

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Upon identification of available and accessible land, the State Government is to immediately allocate the land to the 549 Judgment Creditors.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. The meeting ended with Mr. Governor thanking all for attending and restating his resolve to ensure that peace returns to Magodo and that there is justice for all.

 

  1. . The attendees praised the Governor for showing “good leadership”, which they said prevented violence in the estate. Besides, they expressed confidence in the Governor’s ability and sincerity to resolve the matter,

 

Gbenga Omotoso

HC, Information & Strategy

5th January, 2022

 

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