PDP Berates LAHA Over Passage Of Tenancy Bill


The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, has berated the state House of Assembly for passing the tenancy law, which they said cannot stand the test of time.

The party in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Barrister Ganiu Taofeek, and made available to Political Platform, noted that the resources put in the said Bill and others like the Private Schools Guidelines etc, are a waste and diversionary.

According to the party, the LAHA should know that the actual reason for high cost of rents in the state is because the government has failed in its responsibility to provide affordable houses for Lagosians.

“The moment the government recognises the actual need of Lagosians, like building affordable housing, the houses built by shylock landlords will become unattractive,” it stated.

The party, however, admonished house owners to see their positions as God’s blessing and therefore, consider the poor.

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In another development, the Lagos State PDP empathised with Lagosians who may have lost valuables in the recent fire that gutted the Popular Aguda market in Aguda, Surulere.

The party blamed the colossal Loss on the late arrival of the Lagos State Emergency Agencies, especially the men of the Lagos State Fire Service.

While the party called for proper investigation into the direct / indirect cause(s) of the fire, it expressed the hope that the incident will not be an opportunity to dislodge shop owners. The party urged the authorities to ensure that the shopowners repossess their shops and at an affordable prices.

The party also called on security agencies, particularly the Police to properly investigate story of the eight ACN Ward chairmen who suddenly fell into comma on their way back from the home of an ACN chieftain recently.

The success of such investigation, according to the party, will help reduce the tension in the polity as a result of similar unravelled previous cases.

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