The dust generated by the recently reviewed  Land Use charge is yet to settle as Members of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association joined by other civil society groups staged a protest over the reviewed land use charge.

A cross-section of protesters voicing their discontent about Lagos State’s Land Use Charge

The protesters led by their chairman, Adesina Ogunlana marched to the Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital, carrying a banner and various placards with inscriptions lamenting over the law.

Meanwhile, there have been reports of arbitrary charges by the Lagos State Government as copies of the Land Use notices went viral on social media. In one of the notices, a residential house in Omole Estate phase 1 was valued at ₦589.3 million which makes the payable Land Use Charge at over ₦4 million.

Another resident also lamented that arbitrary charge by the Lagos State government wondering how the government arrived at such inflated charges.

According to the government, residential houses will be charged 0.076% multiply by the relief vaulue-40% off the property value, while houses for commercial use will pay 0.76% of the relief value and the owner-occupied plus commercial buildings will pay 0.256% of the relief value.

The State Governor has however assured that a positive position to ameliorate issues raised by stakeholders on the new land use charge will be out by next week noting that the increment was all in a bid to protect the future and create permanent prosperity.

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