The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja, has called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to consider a downward review of the new Land Use Charge.
According to the church, the state needed to reduce the Land Use Charge because the increase will have negative impact on the citizens.
The church made this appeal in a communiqué at the end of its 2nd Annual Synod held between April 12 and 15, 2018, at Elliot Memorial Methodist Church, Iju, Lagos.
It said, “Synod appeals to the governor for the downward review of the recently increased Land Use Charge because of its negative economic impact on the people in the state.”
It, however, congratulated Ambode and his team “on the giant strides being witnessed in the state, especially infrastructural development.”
The church also urged the Federal Government to ensure the quick passage and implementation of the 2018 budget.
“Synod also notes that power supply is still epileptic, a situation that, if substantially improved upon, will also catalyse our economic recovery. Synod, therefore, calls on the government to encourage investment in power generation,” the communiqué said.
The church lauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the war against insurgency, particularly the rescue of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.
It called for prayer towards the release of the remaining abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, as well as the rest of the Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity.