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Lagos land Use Charge Tribunal Takes Off

The Lagos Government has restated its commitment to the protection of rights of property owners in the state, with the re-inauguration of members of the Land Use Charge Assessment Appeals Tribunal.

Governor Babatunde Fashola made the pledge at the re-inauguration of members of the Land Use Charge Assessment Appeals Tribunal in Lagos.

Represented by Ade Ipaye, Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Fashola said the tribunal was established under Section 12 of the Land Use Charge Law of 2011.

The governor said the law was enacted to protect property owners from making multiple payments in respect of their property.

According to him, the 15-member tribunal was created to provide avenue for parties aggrieved under the Land Use Charge Law, to make their case and seek appropriate remedies.

“The tribunal is empowered to sit over appeals by any person aggrieved by a decision that a property which he owns is a chargeable property. Or that he is liable to pay Land Use Charge in respect of such property,” he said.

Fashola said the task before the tribunal was onerous and urged the members to discharge their duties with fairness and justice.

He said the tribunal was re-constituted after the expiration of its four-year tenure.

He also added that the tribunal members were re-appointed to consolidate on their achievements and to create more awareness on tribunal activities.

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