Ogun Gov Commends GTBank For Promoting Sport

The Ogun State Governor Ibikune Amosun, who spoke at the finals of the GTBank/Ogun State Principals’ Cup season five at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, said there were no way talents could be discovered without having this kind of competition among schools in the state as the competition was aimed at encouraging the students. He added that the banning of all non-sporting activities at stadia was part of plans to promote sporting activities.

He added that the banning of all non-sporting activities at stadia was part of plans to promote sporting activities.

The Governor said the GTBank CSR, in collaboration with state government, would continue to work together at redefining and channelling the strength of Ogun state youths to positive things through sporting activities.

“Thank you for identifying with us, thank for identifying with our youth, there is no attainment in sports that they cannot achieve with this lovely initiative. I am very sure they are happy seeing this, I want to believe we are seeing the future of Nigeria here today.

“Ogun state is a home of sporting giant and we are going to do our bit to get more giants out of the state, giant-like Anthony Joshua, Segun Odegbami and the rest,” Amosun said.

At the end of the female final match, Iko Gateway Grammar School, participating in the tournament for the first time, defeated the current champion, Muslim High School, Isolu 4-2 via penalties after a goalless draw at regulation time, while in the male category, Pakoto High School, Ifo, defeated Ipara Community High School, Ijebu Ode 4-2 also via penalties after a 1-1 draw at regulation time.

Family Petitions Amosun Over Land Grabbing

The family of Owuyo Elemuren has petitioned the Ogun State Government over an alleged forceful eviction from the land by Mr. Kamorudeen Lamina, popularly known as Sir K. Oluwo.

In the petition addressed to the head of the Ogun State Special Task Force on Anti-Land Grabbing, Taiwo Adeoluwa, copied to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the family is seeking the enforcement of the provisions of the anti-land grabbing law signed by the governor last year, by ensuring that Mr. Lamina, his agents and or representatives vacate the land forthwith.

Public Relations Officer of the family, Lanre Anjolaiya in a press release said the Owuyo Elemuren family from time immemorial according to the Native Law and Customs are the owners of the large expanse of land at Igbosoro Elemuren village, Ogijo, Ogun State, The petitioners, Prince Nurudeen Adeyeri, Prince Kehinde Ojulari and Alhaji Segun Alogba, claimed that Mr. Lamina and his agents were spotted on the family land sometime in 2012, and claimed to have been assigned 60 acres of land from some unauthorized members of the family.

He was alleged to have been invited to a meeting with the Executive Committee of the family. At the meeting, documents were shown to prove that those he purportedly got the land from had no stake or authority to assign family land.

“They are the youth of the family, who had since 2006 been assigned two acres of land with an undertaken never to foment any trouble on family land. They have since sold the two acres assigned to them by the family.

“Mr. Lamina reportedly confessed to the elders at the meeting that he was invited by the youth to provide security protection for them and ensure that the elders are driven out of the land. As a compensation for the illegal security assignment, he was assigned 60 acres.

“However, the Executive Committee members at the meeting were alarmed when Mr. Lamina showed the agreement purportedly signed by the youth with him. In the said agreement, Mr. Lamina claimed to have paid N30 million for the 60 acres.

“He was unable to present Family Deed of Assignment or Conveyance and therefore told to vacate the family land. Rather than take heed, he moved into the land to forcefully take possession. This led elders of the family, including the Baale of the village, Baale Adegboyega Lawrence Adeyeri, to flee the village since 2012.

“The family is poised to take full advantage of the new law against land grabbing in the state. As the Baale also prepares to return to his domain, the family prays government’s urgent intervention, keeping in mind the violent nature and antics of land grabbers; who in their desperate bids to grab other people’s land would unleash mayhem on the land and thereafter cause fictitious petitions to be written to the Police or government agencies,” the petitioners stated in the press release.