The Minister for works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola call on state governors to make sure rents payments is made monthly and not yearly in a bid to make more houses available for Nigerians.
The former Lagos state Governor made this known during 10th Meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, October 21.
“We may not be able to make all people homeowners, but we can reduce the number of those who lack shelter or live on the edge every so often when rent is falling due. I am sure that our country will be a much better place when three years rent in advance, two years rent in advance or one year rent in advance for middle class and working family residential homes becomes monthly rent, payable at the end of the month. Why we may not get there immediately, this is an area of immense exclusion that we can remedy by legislative action at state level. This is a matter in which the Federal Government has no legislative competence. It is a matter for the states, and I urge you not to turn your backs.All state legislators must see this as an important area of representation of their people to make life easier. So must governors and commissioners through executive bills” Fashola said