Land Encroachment

Land Encroachment

Chinese have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land, Ogun communities cry out

Chinese have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land, Ogun communities cry out


Chinese have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land, Ogun communities cry out

Igbesa and Ejila communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun have called on President Mohammadu Buhari and Governor Ibikunle Amosun to save them from the Chinese encroaching on their ...

Part of the land belonging to Igbesa community in Ogun being encroached upon by Chinese investors under the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone. NAN image

Chairman, Land Owners Committee of Igbesaland, Mr. Solomon Ajose, told NAN that they had no issues with the Chinese investors until 2017 when they began to seek for more lands.

“They were making reference to 1977 Acquisition and we told them that the 1977 acquisition did not extend to Igbesa, it ended at OPIC in Agbara area.

Ajose added: “They went further to a community called Ejila comprising of 12 villages, in that area one of the sons called Commissioner Akinremi, negotiated with the community who gave them 400 hectares.

“The communities of Ejila and Igbesa are majorly farmers, we live on farming, we train our children through school from proceeds of farming, and our parents were farmers.

According to him, the land was not meant for commercial purposes and that is the business agreement between Ogun and the China firm, then the community should gain from public establishment like hospitals and tertiary institutions.

“Leave our 485 hectares of land for farming to us. We appeal to President Buhari and Ogun government to caution these Chinese people because they are using policemen to harass us,’’ he said.

“We procured 21 acres sometime in 1990 in order to have an extension of a school where I am the administrator. In 2011, the family that sold the land to us started bringing up issues when the Chinese came and they wanted land.

“We have court judgment on this land. I am still trying to get over the loss because we have put in so much and this is a threat to food sufficiency in the country. It is a threat to climate change too, how can you clear all the forest in this area?

He said that his farm workers were now out of jobs and he was confused as to how to care for them.

“In February 2018, the Chinese people came here and said that they wanted to see my husband. After the meeting, they told my husband that they had something to offer him to forfeit the land and my husband said ‘No.’

“Kabiru left without saying anything. Only for my husband to get threat messages from one Mr. Daniel, who we believe is the head of the Guangdong firm here.

A retired Headmistress, Mrs. Kudirat Awoleye, told NAN correspondents that her coconut, kolanut, palm-trees and cocoa plantations which she inherited from her parents had been destroyed.

When NAN visited the community which had a bad access road with repairs going on in some areas, it was calm, with no major economic activities noticed.

A Police officer guarding the premises, called one Mr Sebastian, who was said to be acting for Mr. Daniel Sheu, the company’s manager. who was said to be out of town.

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We should cut off or relations with the Chinese. Any Chinese that take our lands forcefully should be clipped Why are we like this? Some people have collected money already. They shud na, after all our Nigerian leaders harness lands to build estates only foreigners and wealthy people can live or build skools also 4 d rich ones. But this Chinese wud build factory or something the community must benefit from.

They might as well use the land to create employment for the people instead of crying about empty land that's of no use. There are no useful development in Ogun state. What use is an empty land that does not even benefit the people. A free trade zone is more beneficial to the people of Ogun. They are just getting started, untop all the borrows this govt has continued to borrow without any hopes of payback. We need to wake up.

That's part of the pay back returns from the loan When China was loaning Nigeria you didn’t cry out ooo Them never even start Nawa oooo Gradually, they will take over everything, even our ports.

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Rephrase. Our government have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land to the Chinese. Just as in slave trade, our Kong’s sold us. No white man entered our communities to capture people. Awon ti e ma yo ada si 🙄 Hehehehehe! Nothing done happen o! When the $1b loan land nko? What do you expect when Chinese prisoners are brought down here by the so called Chinese construction companies to take over jobs that are meant for our own young graduates who are roaming about the streets jobless

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