Lagos indigenous in Diaspora wants Governor Sanwo-Olu to adopt England Property Law that empowers locals

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Indigenous people of Lagos residing in England, Ireland and other foreign countries have urged the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to adopt England property law.

The England property lawmakes land and properties one of the significant part of the country’s right and also a way to protect the right of indigenous people.

An example is the Law of Property Act 1925, the Settled Land Act 1925, the Land Charges Act 1972, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and the Land Registration Act 2002.

In a statement released by the Union President and its General Secretary respectively, Mr. Toyin Ibrahim Igbo and Mr. Olanrewaju Oluwa made available to Irohinoodua the group calls for the protection of Lagos indigenous land from destruction and extermination

It calls for the stoppage of the assault slogan “Lagos is no man’s land”.

The statement reads “A real estate owner in England can also give non-exclusive rights, known as easements, to third parties to use the land, such as granting a right of way. If correctly registered, easements are binding on any future owners of the property. The transfer of real estate to a purchaser must be recorded in writing on a form specified by HM Land Registry.

“Literally, land in Lagos State should be sold to an interested person or persons or group of persons as lease for a period of One Hundred (100) years after which the property is subject to review. With this law, indigenes will retain right of full ownership of the land in the state”, the Union stated.

The union continued: “Lagos indigenes are selling their land to immigrants due to lack good jobs to cater for their families. Even where jobs are available, they are given to non-indigenes leaving the indigenes to sell their land or properties for survival or join the japa syndrome that have befall the country while others have become touts, miscreants and agberos.

“A situation where local government jobs are being given to non-indigenes is atrocious to the indigenous people of Lagos. The state civil service is full with non-indigenes as staff while indigenes roam the streets. If this continued, Lagos indigenes will be decimated in the state and they will not have a place to call their own in the near future.

Governor Sanwo-Olu and Lagos lawmakers should ensure the land and interest of Lagos indigenes are well protected”, the union added.

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