Activities of land grabbers and speculators in Lagos State is finally under permanent check as governor Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law an act prohibiting them in the state.

The bill, which was passed after the third reading, prohibits forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties; violent and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed properties in Lagos State and for connected purposes and has duly been approved by his excellency Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Lagos State Properties Protection Law, according to the governor, was enacted to save would-be property owners and investors from harassed and exploited by land grabbers.

Ambode noted that the activities of land grabbers had discouraged investors and hindered the ease of doing business in the State.

“The Lagos State Properties Protection Law will give legal backing to the operations of our law enforcement officers,” said Ambode at the signing ceremony held in Lagos today.

“The main objective of this Law is to ensure that our investors, businessmen and the general populace carry on their legitimate land/property transactions without any hindrance or intimidation henceforth.

The governor said the presence of the heads of the three arms of government – the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, at the signing ceremony was a confirmation of the seriousness and resolve of the government of Lagos State to address the issues once and for all.