Ekiti State Executive Council approves Anti Land Grabbing Bill

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi
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Ekiti State executive council has approved two bills, the Ekiti State Property Protection (Anti Land Grabbing) Bill, 2018. The bill is to prohibit forceful entry, illegal occupation of landed property, violent and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed properties in Ekiti State.

The other bill is the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Bill, meant to mainstream sustainable development goals across the workings of government and to raise awareness of sustainable development goals and practices across the state.

The Council meeting after their meeting on Wednesday, also approved a memorandum on specific interventions and activities for transforming the administration of justice system and state legal affairs as presented by Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

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Key activities in this memorandum includes a reopening of the s*x offenders register, the establishment of a Ministry of Justice
Academy, the publication of the Laws of Ekiti State and the inauguration of the Ekiti State Administration of Justice Council.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said the purpose of these bills and interventions is to strengthen good governance and enhance rapid socio-economic development in Ekiti State.

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