Ogun defends building demolition

Ogun defends building demolition

Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Government, on Friday, said the demolition exercise carried out on Thursday at the Ajegunle-Araromi community in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state was to remove illegal structures on acquired land.

Residents of the community had on Thursday protested the demolition of their property by state officials despite having a court injunction.

Armed with anti-government songs, the angry residents lamented that the government did not give them any prior notice before their houses were demolished.

However, the Director General for the Bureau of Lands and Survey, Segun Fowora, in a statement, on Friday, defended the action, noting that the demolished structures were illegal.

Fowora said, “Any contravention of occupation and developments must face consequences of violating the laws of the state. For the purpose of clarification, all illegal occupations and developments on government land are always notified before the government takes appropriate actions against the illegal developments.”

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