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Itire-ikate LCDA Proposes Bye-Laws To Boosts Revenue, Regulates Trading, Others

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Mojisola Lawal

The legislative arm in Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area in Lagos State has proposed the enactment of bye-laws to regulate and imposed fines and penalties on street trading, environmental nuisance and other business activities in the council area.

The local legislators held a public hearing with stakeholders including leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), traditional rulers, market and community leaders, artisans, representatives of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), members of the defunct National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), religious leaders and the council management staff, on Thursday, at the council secretariat, Airways road, Ijesha, Lagos.

Speaking on the proposed bills, Leader of the legislative arm, Hon. Hammed Oladipupo Idris said the bye-laws are landmark efforts of the present council’s administration at ensuring good governance and effective applications of the rule of law.

Hon Idris

According to him, the proposed bills contained different rules, regulations and various degrees of fines and penalties on violations and issues bordering on environmental sanitation, radio and television license issuance, pub and entertainment permits, regulation on markets and street trading, car wash amendment and regulation, shop permit, ware-house permit, among others.

In his remarks, the council chairman, Hon. Dr Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira reiterated that the third-tier of government, the local council is empowered to make bye-laws for the smooth administration of their jurisdiction.

Speaking on the importance of the proposed bye-laws, Apatira said the bills will empower the government to provide basic amenities for the people.

He stated further that the bills will also boost revenue generation of the government to meet up with its responsibilities to the citizenry.

According to him, the priority of his administration is to develop the council area in line with the Greater Lagos vision of the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

He said, “The issue of vast growth and development for the good people of Itire-Ikate LCDA is of top priority to him. I therefore appeal to residents to join hands in the development of the council as governance is a collective responsibility.”

Earlier, in his address, Hon. Idris called on the stakeholders and residents of the LCDA to cooperate with the council administration when the bye-laws become operational.

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