Land Grabbing Crisis


Attorney general and commissioner for justice, Lawal Pedro says the Lagos state government has created data and an automated system to mitigate the crisis of multiple land allocation to different buyers.

This was stated at a stakeholders’ meeting with community leaders on land grabbing matters, where it was revealed that the state’s task force on land grabbing has received 7,500 petitions.

Land grabbing has been a major problem in various communities, calling for concerns and actions from constituted authorities.

In Lagos, where the state government in 2016 established a task force unit to attend to this crisis, the unit has received 7,500 petitions since inception, where 1,251 are frivolous, resolving 4,283 disputes, 205 land grabbers arrested, 60 cases prosecuted in courts, judgement delivered on 7 cases, while 1,566 petitions are pending before the task force.

This explains the stakeholders’meeting with community and traditional rulers in IBEJU LEKKI, Eti-Osa and other communities, on resolving the crisis.

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