The Ogun State Special Adviser/Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Aina Salami has said that proper land documentation and official gazette of land acquisition are panacea to encroachment on school lands in the State, especially by land grabbers.
Salami, through his Press Officer, Ms. Morolayo Fadairo, made this assertion in Abeokuta at a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and urged the Ministry and school authorities to have survey plans, register their land titles and gazette them statutorily for proper recording.
While calling for the sensitisation of people in the schools’ community not to buy any land around any school location, Salami also urged school authorities to establish boundaries in such schools with the assistance of the Bureau of lands and Survey and put-up notifications of encroachment to further dissuade buyers from falling into the hands of land grabbers.
Speaking at the meeting, representative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Omolara Okusanya said the purpose of the meeting was to put a lasting solution to the issue of land encroachment on school land, saying that it was a serious issue that needed to be sorted out at once.
Mrs. Okusanya, who appreciated the DG and his team for the advice, observed that encroachment was a general problem in some of the government owned schools in different zones across the State.