Land Use Charge: NBA Ikeja To Welcome Buhari With Protest

Land Use Charge: NBA Ikeja To Welcome Buhari With Protest

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, has restated its resolve to embark on another round of protest today over the reviewed Lagos Land Use Charge.

The NBA Chairman, Mr Adeshina Ogunlana, said at a media briefing yesterday that in spite of the reduction of the rates and levies under the Land Use Charge the protest would go on as planned.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier reduced the levies by 50 per cent following a  protest  that greeted the Land Use Charge, but the reduction did not go down well with some stakeholders who insisted the LUC returns to status quo.

A public hearing on the Lagos Land Use Charge organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly on March 27 turned rowdy as Ogunlana led lawyers in a walk-out, insisting that the notice to submit their memorandum was too short.

Ogunlana said: “The protest is far from being over as lawyers have declared their intention to embark on another round of streets protest tomorrow (March 29).”

The NBA chairman said that the protest was a response to “failure” of the state government and State House of Assembly to meet their demands.

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