The move follows the Ojora Royal Family and Council’s recent court-ordered acquisition of the grounds housing the Delta State government’s Lagos State liaison office at Plot 235/237, Moshood Abiola Way (old Apapa Road), Ijora, Lagos.
The organization committed to returning Lagos families’ lands across the states in a statement signed by Major-General Tajudeen Olanrewaju (retd), the trustee of the Omo Eko Pataki and a former Minister of Communications.
According to Homepage news channel, Omo Eko Pataki asserts that some heritage and monument sites sold and taken over for non-public purposes and other interests will be retrieved and given to the appropriate families and local authorities.
Below is the areas targeted for repossession.
In the statement from the group, areas were listed as belonging to families.
The Awori Obas
The group said have proprietary rights to the lands in:
and part of Lagos East Senatorial District.
Other areas marked for repossession
The group also listed other areas marked for repossession:
Arguments for repossession
The group also claimed that landowners and chieftaincy families have enormous power and responsibility in allocating lands to family leaders, immigrants, settlers, and others.
It stressed that traditional leaders are crucial to land administration in Lagos State due to their traditional duties and ownership.