Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced plans to compensate 549 landlords from the disputed Magodo Estate by relocating and resettling them at the neighbouring Shangisa Village Area of the State. 

This was the crux of the meeting held yesterday at the Governor's office in the pursuit of an amicable resolution to the outstanding matter of the Magodo land dispute. 

The Governor met with the Judgment Creditors, Shangisha Landlords’ Association, their legal representatives, Commissioner of Police Lagos State , Policemen from the F.C.T Command and Police Headquarters, the Executive and Trustees of the Magodo Residents’ Association as well as some Government Officials. 

The meeting was convened by the Governor to amicably discuss and resolve the enforcement of Judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on the 10th of February 2012. 

At the end of deliberations, a Committee was set up by the State Government to resolve the Magodo dispute. It is to be chaired by the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. 

"The Committee 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 Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development are to immediately identify available plots of land within the Shangisha Village scheme", the Governor said, via a statement after the meeting. 


The Committee is also saddled with the responsibility to identify how the available plots of land are to be accessed and if any infrastructural development is necessary to access the land. The Lagos State Governement also noted that upon identification of available and accessible land, the State Government is to immediately allocate the land to the 549 judgment creditors.


The statement from the Governor also read in part; "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."

Governor Sanwo-Olu said all parties have agreed to an amicable resolution of the matter and he thanked all attendees at the peace meeting. He further restated his administration's resolve to ensure that peace returns to Magodo and that there is justice for all.

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