The Governor said the state would demolish illegal structures built on allocated lands.
The Ogun State Government on Sunday accused indigenes of Pakoto Community in Ifo Local Government Area of encroaching on land allocated to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
He said all illegal structures found on the land would be demolished.
The Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, said this during a meeting he held with residents of the community.
He rebuked the members of the community for chasing away contractors on the site and ignoring the order to stop encroaching on LUTH’S land.
“250 hectares of land was given to LUTH 35 years ago for developmental purposes, out of which Pakoto community has illegally encroached on about 100 hectares. Now, LUTH wants to expand its project in this community and they are facing serious challenges from you,” the governor said.
The governor said there was no other option than to embark on the demolition of illegal structures in the community to pave way for LUTH to expand its project in the community. He said that the mission of LUTH in the community is for developmental purposes.
Mr. Amosun assured residents, whose illegal structures were demolished of allocation of new lands.
“I want to assure you that this government is a listening and passionate one. We will not allow you to suffer because your structures have been demolished. Therefore, the government is going to release 100 hectares out of its own portion to those who are going to be affected by this demolition exercise”, he said.
The governor enjoined prospective beneficiaries to go through the proper channel of getting approval for their buildings as this will enable the government plan for the development of the area.