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Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Crocky23: 2:53pm On Mar 07




The Lagos State House of Assembly said on Wednesday that the insertion of a private company as a consultant in the state’s proposed land use law was a mistake.

But critics have rejected this explanation as an afterthought and said the same set of lawmakers had done it before with the insertion of Visionscape, a private firm, into the state’s environmental law last year.

Social media erupted on Wednesday morning after a screengrab emerged of the state’s proposed land use law showing that Alpha Beta was specifically mentioned as a possible consultant to be engaged in verification of land use payments to state government.

“Alpha Beta or any other designated person(s) or corporate body who has the responsibility of monitoring the incoming revenue of the state through the collecting banks, shall provide a report to the Accountant-General of the State,” according to a section of the proposed Lagos State Land Use Charge Act 2018 said.

The section elicited widespread criticism from social media users, with many calling on Lagosians to be wary of the All Progressives Congress’ leadership in the state.

“It was a very costly mistake that should not have happened,” Tunde Braimoh, a member of and spokesperson for the Lagos State House, told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday afternoon. “It was erroneously put in the draft copy of the law and we’re already working to remove it completely.”

Mr. Braimoh said ‘Alpha Beta’ would be deleted from the law within three weeks before Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would have the permission to sign the final copy into law.

“We will remove it within the next three weeks and forward the clean bill to the governor for assent,” he said. “It is after then that the law will be gazetted and people can be able to cite it.”

The lawmaker said those responsible for the controversial insertion have apologised, but accepted responsibility for participating in pushing it forward.

“Although the bill is an executive bill, it is our job as lawmakers to vet it properly before passing it,” he said. “On this note, I accepted by own share of responsibility in the mistake.”

But Demola Olarewaju, an opposition politician and strategist for the Peoples Democratic Party, said the lawmakers are scrambling to save face after being caught trying to shortchange Lagosians again.

“How can the House of Assembly which has 40 members say a company was mistakenly inserted into a law and no one detected it?” Mr. Olarewaju told PREMIUM TIMES by telephone Wednesday afternoon. “They can say it was an error of judgement, but definitely not a mistake.”

“They didn’t expect that people would read the law and point out the duplicity in it,” he added.

He said it was not the first time that Lagos lawmakers would pass a law that specifically gives undue advantage to a private company.

“Visionscape was specifically mentioned in the new environmental law,” Mr. Olarewaju said. “Lagosians want to know the owners of Visionscape and Alpha Beta.”

The state’s environmental law favours Visionscape as a monopoly in the management of waste disposal in the state. But a few months after it commenced operation, Visionscape found itself unable to handle waste management in the state of nearly 20 million people.

The company has also been locked in a fierce confrontation with existing waste management firms, a situation that had left residents grappling with a lack of proper waste management.


Critics said the latest law on land use charges was draconian because it was allegedly aimed at further squeezing the residents of their hard earned income.

“If you’re paying N1,000 now as your land use charge, you could be paying up to N10,000 by the time the law is finalised,” Mr. Olarewaju said.




https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/260998-insertion-alpha-beta-new-lagos-land-use-law-mistake-house-assembly.html

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by PaulOgrady: 2:57pm On Mar 07
Tinubu the owner of Alpha Beta continues to bleed Lagos dry. His people won't complain about it but would point fingers at Ibori.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Cooly100: 3:00pm On Mar 07
PaulOgrady:
Tinubu continues to bleed Lagos dry. His people won't complain about Lagos but would point fingers at Ibori.

Just watch and see how those vultures from as far as Ilorin ans Oshogbo will ask you to go to your village if you don't like it...

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Kundagarten: 3:03pm On Mar 07
Am surprised Tinubu have not made Lagos broke through his phoney scam companies like Alpha Beta and Visionscape etc.
His Alpha Beta company also collect tax on behalf of Lagos state, don't even mention tollgate fees all going to Tinubu's pocket.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by PaulOgrady: 3:05pm On Mar 07
Cooly100:


Just watch and see how those vultures from as far as Ilorin ans Oshogbo will ask you to go to your village if you don't like it...

Hypocrites of the highest order. They only notice corruption when the person is not from the South West.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by henrysam(m): 3:05pm On Mar 07
Face of thief calling himself a saviour. If this had happened in PDP state I know efcc will be jogging for arrest.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by PaulOgrady: 3:05pm On Mar 07
Cooly100:


Just watch and see how those vultures from as far as Ilorin ans Oshogbo will ask you to go to your village if you don't like it...

Hypocrites of the highest order. They only notice corruption when the person is not from the South West.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Ogt1: 3:14pm On Mar 07
Despite Buhari's obvious failures, he has large followership in north, same way many 'lagosian elites' will die defending Tinubu even while BAT keeps converting the state to his personal property.

Mumuism isn't only due to lack of education; like Almajiris, like lagosians, former worship Bubu while the later asslick BAT.


Hello lalasticlala

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by ZombieTAMER: 3:19pm On Mar 07
Ogt1:
Despite Buhari's obvious failures, he has large followership in north, same way many 'lagosian elites' will die defending Tinubu even while BAT keeps converting the state to his personal property.

Mumuism isn't only due to lack of education; like Almajiris, like lagosians, former worship Bubu while the later asslick BAT.


Hello lalasticlala






Both men are lucky to have come from such regions..

Other places won't allow such
You are a king in your house

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by freeze001(f): 3:19pm On Mar 07
Since the local champion couldn't break fully into the national scene and coffers, Lagos will pay the price cos the rootten-toothed vampire has returned with a vengeance! He needs to bleed the state more to beef up election coffers of his Fulani masters unto say e go 'beta' for am... cheesy

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by baralatie(m): 3:20pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by juddy4life: 3:24pm On Mar 07
Those managing the affairs of lagos state should do it with wisdom, otherwise, Lagos may not get to the height it's expected to attain. Pride goes before a fall, and no champion forever. I love Lagos(my state of birth).

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by LaudableXX: 3:25pm On Mar 07
Someone should probe Ambode's administration, now. undecided The probe should start from the amount spent to power street lights, to the increase in Land Use Charges. Fashola achieved so many great things in Lagos state, even when the federal allocation was withheld, yet he didn't resort to this outright daylight shakedown. angry

Ambode is running a govt of extortion. sad I know someone who was paying 78,000 naira as land use charge last year, who has now suddenly been billed 361,000 naira for this year alone. Where is the difference going to come from? Ambode has the guts to say only 300,000 people are affected by this change in Land Use Charges. Really? Is he talking about 300,000 landlords or 300,000 citizens or what? Is he saying that there are only 300,000 houses in the whole of Lagos state? Does he realise that an increase in Land Use Charges, will automatically lead to a hike in rents?

All the nonsense calculations he is making about the assessed Market Value of a building, is highly subjective. angry A building's value is only determined by whether there is a willing buyer and a willing seller relationship in place. Who are those that even compute the market value of a building, and what are the parameters used to assess it? undecided

I know a landlord who offered up a 4-flat storey building for sale, in the suburbs of Lagos. His estate agent placed a price tag of 30 million on it, as the market value of buildings in that same area. He eventually sold it for 18 million, because that is what sellers were willing to pay. So tell me, what was the basis of the assessed market value of such a house?

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by baralatie(m): 3:29pm On Mar 07
LaudableXX:
Someone should probe Ambode's administration, now. undecided The probe should start from the amount spent to power street lights, to the increase in Land Use Charges. Fashola achieved so many great things in Lagos state, even when the federal allocation was withheld, yet he didn't resort to this outright daylight shakedown. angry

Ambode is running a govt of extortion. sad I know someone who was paying 78,000 naira as land use charge last year, who has now suddenly been billed 361,000 naira for this year alone. Where is the difference going to come from? Ambode has the guts to say only 300,000 people are affected by this change in Land Use Charges. Really? Is he talking about 300,000 landlords or 300,000 citizens or what? Is he saying that there are only 300,000 houses in the whole of Lagos state? Does he realise that an increase in Land Use Charges, will automatically lead to a hike in rents?

All the nonsense calculations he is making about the assessed Market Value of a building, is highly subjective. angry A building's value is only determined by whether there is a willing buyer and a willing seller relationship in place. Who are those that even compute the market value of a building, and what are the parameters used to assess it? undecided

I know a landlord who offered up a 4-flat storey building for sale, in the suburbs of Lagos. His estate agent placed a price tag of 30 million on it, as the market value of buildings in that same area. He eventually sold it for 18 million, because that is what sellers were willing to pay. So tell me, what was the basis of the assessed market value of such a house?
mehn you are seriously vexing!

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by datopaper(m): 3:30pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Pomlord(m): 3:31pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by NaijaMutant(f): 3:31pm On Mar 07
By mistake undecided



How come they didn't put my name and account number instead by mistake grin


Tinubu's wealth and political clout is expanding at the expense of Lagosians

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Macgreat(m): 3:32pm On Mar 07
grin

Legitimate scam

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Sirpaul(m): 3:32pm On Mar 07
O boy... things hard

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Intellad(m): 3:33pm On Mar 07
and what next?

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by LZAA: 3:33pm On Mar 07
ZombieTAMER:

Both men are lucky to have come from such regions..
Other places won't allow such You are a king in your house
preach!!!

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by LZAA: 3:33pm On Mar 07
ZombieTAMER:

Both men are lucky to have come from such regions..
Other places won't allow such You are a king in your house
preach!!!

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by koladebrainiac(m): 3:33pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by BruncleZuma: 3:33pm On Mar 07
Who is Alpha Beta?

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Nobody: 3:33pm On Mar 07
Shithole legislature in action

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by StackHouse1(m): 3:34pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by mayskit4luv(m): 3:34pm On Mar 07
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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by Daviddson(m): 3:34pm On Mar 07
And Alpha Beta is 'proudly' owned by Tinubu. This is the height of perfidy; how can a PRIVATE firm be included into a law as a possible consultant? Tinubu's ownership of Lagos is coming to an end soon. It's a great thing that he couldn't extend that clout to the national scene. Had he succeeded, he will have been collecting monthly allowances from the FG as a godfather.

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by LaudableXX: 3:34pm On Mar 07
baralatie:
mehn you are seriously vexing!
I am, o! angry In fact, that LUC is just the last straw. He increased land surveying charges in Lagos state by over 200% last year, nobody made noise. He followed it up with increase in toll gate fees. People made small noise, and later kept quiet. Now, he has added a 400% increase in LUC. Haba!! shocked Na only im waka come?

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by sotall(m): 3:34pm On Mar 07
Mistake my foot!

Alpha beta is owned by Tinubu....it's no mistake

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by King4Roller: 3:34pm On Mar 07
By mistake bawo

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Re: Insertion Of Alpha Beta In Lagos Land Use Law ‘A Mistake’ – House Of Assembly by nairavsdollars(f): 3:35pm On Mar 07
Alpha Beta that almost cost Fashola second term

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