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Lagos government moves to rehabilitate dilapidated housing estates

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Lagos State government has said that it is set to rehabilitate the dilapidated housing estates in its domain. The state’s Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu Fatai, disclosed this during a meeting with the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Housing, Bisi Yussuf and other members of the committee.

Yussuf said that the Assembly was deeply concerned about the danger posed to individuals residing in old and dilapidated estates. He also reiterated that the state government was committed to its pledge to provide decent housing for the people, stressing that the state would do its best to protect affected residents.

IN another development, business owners and representatives have lamented the unfriendly business environment in Lagos State. They also complained about issues of multiple taxes, levies and charges as well as multiple regulatory bodies visiting and inspecting their business premises at the 6th Lagos Corporate Assembly tagged ‘BOS Meets Business’.

The firms under the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA), stated this yesterday at a meeting with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

President of LCCI, Dr. Toki Mabogunje, represented by the Vice President, Olawale Cole, said businesses need all the support from government to survive the negative impact of COVID-19.

In his response, Sanwo-Olu said that the state government would waive penalty on late filling of the 2020 yearly report, and a 20 per cent tax credit on cash/kind donations made during COVID-19, among others.


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