The Lagos branch of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) , Committee for the
Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) and Joint Action Committee yesterday stormed
government house, Alausa,Ikeja,to protest the government’s increase of Land
NBA had threatened to seize governor’s office,should Akinwunmi failed to
rescind his decision of increasing the Land Used Charge and other anti
people’s policy .The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State Command, Mr.Imohimi
Edgal had met with NBA ,appealing to it’s members to use other means to
register their protest,so that hoodlums would not hijack it .But, the
Lawyers had assured him of their discipline .
Yesterday,NBA and other groups made bold their threat as they seized the
office of the governor in serious protest .
The placard carrying protesters with inscriptions “Land Use Charge
increment is wicked,satanic and oppressive”,'” Assembly members must wake
up and scrap anti-peoples laws”;”Ambode, taxes will kill the masses “.
NBA Chairman, Mr Adesina Ogunlana said the LUC would finish the masses,
especially tenants who live in the state.He said,” the anti people’s law
will compound the problems of the masses.There will be job losses and the
economy will be crippled .There will be hike in the cost of food and
We urge you to suspend the application of LUC for immediate review now “.
Adesina said the bandwagon effect of LUC would creat serious hardship for
the masses and hyperinflation in food ,transportation and accommodation.