Edo to educate residents on property protection

As part of its awareness programmes and initiatives for enforcing the Community Development Association (CDA) law, the government of Edo state has proposed a meeting with stakeholders on the new Private Properties Protection (PPP) law.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, said the event has been scheduled for July 14 at Imaguero College Hall in Benin City, and would be used to enlighten and educate citizens to avoid ignorance of the law.

Stakeholders expected in the meeting include community-based associations, Non-Governmental Associations, religious groups, market women associations, students, traditional institutions, and professionals in the built environment.

“We are not interested in prosecuting anyone, but we will get them involved by giving them orientation to ensure that everyone becomes conversant with the law and they don’t run foul of its provisions, as the law is no respecter of person,” he said.

It would be recalled that Governor Godwin Obaseki inaugurated a committee headed by former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase to enforce the PPP law, monitor the CDAs and other group activities, ensure compliance with the provisions of the law, prohibit CDAs and other groups from selling landed properties or collecting any related fees or levies, and help apprehend or direct to the security agents any person or persons found contravening the law.

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