Lagos Assembly Moves to Provide Better Housing for Civil Servants

Lagos State Assembly has adopted the recommendations of the House Committee on Establishments, Training, Pensions and Public Service on the Lagos State Government Staff Housing Board Bill, 2021.

The Committee held a public hearing on 5th November 2021 to deliberate on the proposed Law aimed at repealing the Lagos State Government Staff Housing Board Law, 2015 and re-enacting the same for effective and efficient performance and better service delivery.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Oluyinka Ogundimu, presenting the report on the floor of the House during Plenary, highlighted the recommendations of the Committee, noting that it incorporated the submissions and contributions raised by the stakeholders during the public hearing.

Debating the report, lawmakers expressed reservations about only civil servants being members of the Board, the reversion of acquired lands not used by the government, the seeming master-servant relationship in the Bill, amongst other issues.

In a remark, Mr Abiodun Tobun said that the Bill catered for the welfare of civil servants in the State.

Mr David Setonji pointed out that the Bill should be explicit in applying the Law.

The lawmakers amended the Committee’s recommendations before the House adopted them as the report of the House.

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