The Lagos State House Assembly on Wednesday admitted that it inserted Alpha Beta in the Land Use Charge (LUC) Law, 2018 in error, noting that the process of the new legislation “is not complete until the state government properly gazettes it.”

Specifically, the state government debunked the figures circulating in the media on the rate for the new law, noting that many of the numbers were based on several years of arrears on unpaid levies by affected property owners.

The Chairman of Assembly Committee on Information, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, and State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, made this clarification at separate sessions with journalists on Wednesday.

Under the Rules Governing the Distribution of the Lagos State Land Use Charge, the law states: “Alpha Beta or any other designated person(s) or corporate body, which has the responsibility of monitoring the revenues of the state through the collecting banks shall provide a report to the Accountant-General of the state.”

In reaction, Braimoh agreed that Alpha Beta was mentioned in error, noting that the process of promulgating the new law “is not complete until gazetting when the official copy will be available and the law properly cited.”

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