CHRISTIAN LAWYERS FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIA (CLASFON)

The Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) Lagos Branch has called on church leaders and Christians to submit proposal for the public hearing on the Bill seeking to amend the Lagos State Land Use Charge. This announcement which was made after a church service was signed by Mr. Lawrence C. Nnoli the Chairman of Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON)

The announcement reads:

The Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) Lagos Branch hereby informs the general public of the Lagos State Land Use Charge (Amendment) Bill 2017 which seeks to repeal the Land Use Charge Law of 2001. This bill has already passed second reading at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Despite the provisions made in the bill for the exemption of religious bodies from being affected by the proposed amendments to the Land Use Charge Law, the Speaker of the Lagos State House Of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa has on the contrary canvassed that such exemptions are needless and therefore should not be because according to him “most of the worship centres are making money”

Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) Lagos Branch hereby alerts all religious bodies of this development. Following the agitations of some Christians against the statements of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, efforts were successfully made to include CLASFON as an interested party that will be invited for the public hearing of the bill which will happen anytime soon and in view of this, Christians and especially church leaderships are further enjoined to articulate their ideas on the bill in writing and send same to clasfonlagosisland@gmail.com

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