Land Use Act: Fresh Trouble For Lagos State Government
Fresh trouble is on the horizon for the Lagos State Government over the recent Land Use Charge (LUC) hike as the National Conscience Party (NCP) on Sunday said that it would soon sue the Government.
The National Secretary of the party, Mr Ayodele Akele, gave the hint at NCP’s Political Education and Membership Integration Programme in Lagos.
Akele said that NCP had established that the new charge was illegal and would go to court to stop its implementation.
The scribe said that the LUC was unaffordable and unacceptable even with the recent reduction by the state government following public outcry.
“We have already discussed with our lawyers to take the government to court very soon over the Land Use Charge.
“We are taking the action because we have been able to establish, from the face value, that the charge is unconstitutional.
“Based on that, we are challenging this new charge in court, apart from the political steps we have been taking to challenge it.
“The fact is that the new charge, even with the review, is unaffordable to most residents; it is outrageous and will inflict hardship on residents,’’ he said.
Akele said that the charge was not well thought out and would lead to sufferings.
The secretary advised the government to look for other means of raising funds, especially by reducing the cost of governance.
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