Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed three bills into law.
The bills were – law regulating the real estate transactions in Lagos State; law to provide for the registration of Cooperative Societies; and law to regulate ownership, licensing and sales of pets and to prohibit and restrict people from having in custody dangerous animals in public place
Performing the ceremony during the weekly State Executive Council meeting at the Executive Chamber in Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the new bills he assented to would strengthen government and citizens’ engagement and relationships and for residents of the State to continue to live in an atmosphere where the rule of law is enshrined for people and to know what is expected of them.
The Governor said the law to regulate the real estate transactions in Lagos State would help to protect the citizens; the unsuspecting Lagosians who fall prey to many real estate professionals, noting that the law would also help players in the real estate sector to know what is expected of them and for government to be able to track who is doing what in the sector.
“It is really about ease of doing business and ensuring that we can continue to attract private sector investments into the real estate space. We believe this law would be the very first in the country that has taken a deep dive into what is happening in that space and it further strengthens our intervention in housing through the Ministry of Housing,” he said.
He said the law to provide for the registration of cooperative societies in Lagos State would make it easy to regulate the operations of thousands of cooperative societies in the State for harmonious cooperation.
The Governor also noted that the law regulating the ownership, licensing and sales of pets, prohibiting and restricting people from having in custody dangerous animals in public places, would further strengthen all the deliverables in the Ministry of Agriculture, especially issues that have to do with pets and animals.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also sworn in Mr. Ope George and Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola as Special Advisers on Public-Private Partnerships and Agriculture (Rice Mill Initiative)
He said the addition of the new advisers, would further strengthen his administration’s ability to deliver all that he promised Lagosians.