20 August 2020 by Sunny Adebija
Kogi State House of Assembly is to prevent encroachment of land belonging to schools .
To this end, the House Committee on Land and Urban Development has been directed to visit some schools in the Central Senatorial District for an on the spot assessment over alleged encroachment by individuals.
The Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole gave the directive following a motion of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Okene One, Ahmed Lawi Seconded by his Okene Two counterpart, Ahmed Dahiru.
Lawi maintained that most land in schools in the central senatorial district had been encroached on, saying if not checked would cause distraction to pupils and students.
According to him, land that could have been used for school farms, sporting activities and other infrastructure had been taken over by individuals who claim it belongs to their clan.
The member representing Okene Two on his part called for proactive steps to retrieve the land from clans and individuals.