By Suraju Raji
Hon Sanai Agunbiade, majority leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, has explained at the plenary during the deliberation on the bill to regulate functions of Estate Management that the bill will improve real estate management and best practices.
Hon Agunbiade explained that it is all encompassing bill that would allay fears to go into the real estate management as it talked about abandoned and uncompleted buildings; stating that the owners would be talked to before government takes action.
Agunbiade revealed that not all uncompleted buildings could be tagged abandoned buildings. He remarked ‘’we must consider period a building could be named abandoned.
Hon Agunbiade urged the lawmakers to look into the period declaring a building as an abandoned property, saying that the penal code should be looked into. but Agunbiade deduced that the shortcomings of the bill are not more than its importance.
Giving his verdict on the bill, the Speaker, Hon (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, said ‘’ A very good bill which solves challenges on real estate management from agents to property owners.
Obasa remarked that it is an opportunity to attract investors both foreign and local. Obasa opined that it is a good advantage to bring revenue to the state. He therefore committed the bill to committee on Housing to report back in two weeks.
Meanwhile, Obasa also announced at the plenary in the House of Assembly that a bill for law to establish public complaint and anti-corruption be passed to the clerk and be forwarded to the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent. The bill which scaled third reading was debated extensively by the lawmaker.