A 4-man ad-hoc committee of the Lagos State House of Assembly to investigate land acquisition in Amuwo-Odofin Estate, Mile-2 area of the state, has commenced investigation into the matter.
The committee led by the Assembly Minority Leader, Hon. Akeem Bello who represents Amuwo Odofin State Constituency 2 visited the area on Thursday,3rd September, 2015 to inspect the land in question.
Prior to the visitation, residents of Amuwo Odofin Estate had forwarded a petition to the House alleging that the Lagos State Building Investment Corporation (LBIC) intends to convert a recreation centre to a. Police post in the area.
According to the chairman of the committee, members of the committee have visited the area for on the spot assessment, noting that, “we are going to invite the officials of the LBIC and residents of the Amuwo Odofin Estate to come to the House for a meeting to find solution to the matter” .
In a petition signed by the community secretary, Hon. Fouad Alade Oki, residents of the area said, “we beg you sir, to use your good office to prevent the destruction of our means of livelihood , we have appealed to the Lagos Building Investment Corporation (LBIC) earlier but to no avail, this is the agency which collects annual ground rents from all of us.
“We enjoin you to save our soul and deliver us from this impending disaster”.