The Osun State Government has expressed its displeasure on the cases of encroachment of residents into lands belonging to public schools across the state.
According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Murtala Jimoh, the land grabbers are doing nothing but pure impunity and lack of respect for the laws.
He warned individuals and, families and groups that have encroached on school lands or are planning to do so to vacate all encroached government properties without further delay.
“Government will take back the possession of all school lands that had hitherto been encroached on just as it maintained that all encroachers will be prosecuted.”
He however, urged school heads to go about their businesses without fear of intimidation as the government has mapped out necessary machinery to guard against further encroachment.