With a goal of resolving landlord-tenant conflicts within 60 days, the Lagos State Government is making major strides in this direction. Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of the state, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), recently spoke with press about this proposal.
To boost investor trust, Mr. Pedro stressed the necessity of keeping the state law and order. According to him, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches are working together to foster a society that values and enforces the rule of law.
Problems between landlords and tenants are high on our list of priorities. The goal, according to Pedro, is to have these issues resolved within 60 days in our courts. Additionally, he brought up the fact that the government is actively trying to stop landlords from being able to collect rent arrears through appeals in these cases.
To encourage business activity and protect investments, Pedro reaffirmed in his speech that the state is stepping up its enforcement of legislation. Development, in his view, is dependent on laws being effectively enforced.
Also, the government of Lagos State has started revising old laws so they match modern problems and needs. “Our Law Reform Commission is actively working to review some of the outdated laws in the state,” Pedro added, implying that these endeavors align with Governor Sanwo-Olu’s goal of leveraging the judicial system to facilitate investment and economic growth in Lagos.
The Attorney-General emphasized the importance of residents following legal criteria while discussing property demolitions. He brought out the fact that notices of legal violations and repeated warnings frequently lead to demolitions. Pedro emphasized the importance of raising public knowledge and following the law, especially when it comes to construction and getting the required permits.
The Lagos State Government has taken this step to ensure that legal disputes are resolved swiftly, leading to a society that is more orderly and follows the law.