Kogi State House of Assembly has commenced plan to prevent encroachment of school lands in the state.
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 of the school lands by private 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 and Seconded by his Okene Two counterpart, Ahmed Dairu.
Lawi maintained that most school lands in the central senatorial district had been encroached upon, saying if not checked would cause distraction to pupils and students.
According to him, lands that could have been used for school farms, sporting activities and other infrastructures have been taken over by individuals in the name of clanish lands.
The member representing Okene Two on his part called for proactive step to rescue school lands from clans and individuals.
19th August 2020