The Oyo State House of Assembly will in October this year conduct a public hearing on the State Lands Control and Administration Bill, 2021 before it.
This is coming on the heels of the presentation of the interim report of Ad-hoc Committee that considered the bill.
Hon Olusegun Popoola (South East 2), the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, said the public hearing would create awareness on the bill and give stakeholders the opportunity to contribute to the bill.
According to him, critical stakeholders on Lands, Housing and Survey including Government Agencies, traditional institutions and private organizations are expected at the public hearing.
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said the bill would help to further regulate land related matters and issues in the State.
In his words, Hon Bamidele Adeola (Iseyin/Itesiwaju) said the Oyo State Lands Control and Administration Bill, 2021 will help in regulating the activities of unprofessional developers and others like them who acquire land without Government notification.
Hon Adeola added that the bill when passed into law will checkmate the sales of land to foreigners who may later become security threats to the indigenes and the host communities.