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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, will embark on another round of protest on March 29 over the reviewed Lagos Land Use Charge.
The NBA Chairman, Mr Adeshina Ogunlana, said at a media briefing on Wednesday that in spite of the reduction of the rates and levies under the Land Use Charge the protest would go on as planned.
Ogunlana said: “The protest is far from being over as lawyers have declared their intention to embark on another round of streets protest tomorrow (March 29).”
The NBA chairman said that the protest was a response to “failure” of the state government and State House of Assembly to meet their demands.
He, however, warned some members of the public who, he said, were peddling negative rumours against the NBA to desist from it.
“The reduction is a sham and a calculated ploy to hoodwink the people of Lagos State.”
He also said the NBA objected to the House of Assembly’s setting up of a committee to review the Land Use Charge 2018.
“Come Thursday, March 29, the “Walk the Talk” protest must go on irrespective of the public holiday declared by the Lagos State Government in anticipation for the Presidential visit.”
The NBA had on March 13 staged a protest tagged, ” Walk The Talk” to reject the 50 percent reduction of the levies.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), civil society bodies and professionals joined the protest.
Others were the Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Joint Action Front (JAF) Medical Doctors Association the Human and Environmental Agenda (HEDA)