Lagos Assembly: Land Committee Denies Granting Secret Approval For Developing Magodo Land

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

By Maritime Security News

The Chairman Lagos State House of Assembly Hon.Adedamola Richard Kasumu has faulted the Community Development Association (CDA) Magodo (Zone 5) for failure to honour several invitations sent to the Association to appear before it over land dispute with Ojoko, family; the ancestral owners of the land.

Making this known at a press briefing held in Lagos yesterday at the Assembly Complex in Lagos, Kasumu noted that in spite of the failure of CDA to honour the invitation, the committee will submit its report to the House after resumption from leave.

Based on the petition received on January 7, 2020 from Chairman CDA Mr. Oyebode Ojomo, he said the house committee summoned a meeting of all the stakeholders including: New Town Development Authority (NTDA), Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and the CDA.

While all the relevant agencies responded,  the chairman said the CDA allegedly failed to honour the invitation but instead wrote letter which was a slight to the committee.

Kasumu stressed that in spite of attitude of the CDA the committee has collected the position paper of the other relevant government agencies for consideration and onward recommendation to the general house.

Hon Biodun Tobin also pointed out that the CDA at Magodo has blocked the access road from the gate thereby denying the Ojoko family access to the 8.1 Kilometer land some of which have already developed.

Acting General Manager, NTDA said the law stipulated that a wet land could be developed if a wet land can be upgraded adding that about 71 percent 81 percent of the land has been developed.

He explained further that the CDA is frustrating the genuine of members of Lagos state house of assembly.

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