Land Use Charge’ll lessen burden — CPA

THE Centre for Public Accountability, CPA, has thrown its weight behind the Lagos State over its Land Use Charge saying it will lessen burden on the less privileged.

In a statement by its Executive Director, Olufemi Lawson, the CPA faulted critics of the Land Use Charge

The group stated that “ the fact speaks for itself that the aim of the law is to ensure that properties are property and progressively valued with a lesser burden on the less privileged. It should be added that the value of properties also varies from one location to the other.”

The statement reads in part: “CPA notes that it has become a norm in our country that most privileged individuals in our country only want to benefit maximally from the society without giving anything back as a birthright.

“We call on Lagosians to join hands at ensuring that even when there is en-even development in various areas of the State, that there is also a combined development whereby those areas that are more socio-economically advanced give a helping hand to bring up areas that are still crawling.

This is the main social kernel of this land use charge; it is a tip of social re-distribution of growth and social equity to all. The super-rich should stop crying wolf and pay up.”

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