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NLC pledges support for monthly rent bill in the FCT

January 21st 2022, 9:50:00 am

The Labour group believes the bill will be in the best interest of workers in the capital.

NLC pledges support for monthly rent bill in the FCT

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has announced its support for the bill on a monthly collection of house rent in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The group expressed its support for the bill which provides for a maximum of three months payment advance through its president, Ayuba Wabba on Thursday. The planned which was introduced by Senator Smart Adeyemi who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District.

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The proposed bill seeks to bring rent collection practices in the FCT in tandem with practices obtained in more advanced economies in the world, reducing the financial burden that soaring accommodation costs have consistently put on members of the Nigerian public recently.

The bill titled, ‘Advanced Rent (Residential Apartments, Office Spaces, etc.) Regulation Bill 2022,’ has gone through first reading at the Senate and will be looking to get approved soon.

The NLC president in his statement said of the bill, “Nigerian workers welcome this legislative initiative by Senator Smart Adeyemi who is also a comrade as a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, an affiliate of the NLC.”

“We also recall that the issue of high rents in urban places like Abuja was raised during the recent NLC National Roundtable on Social Protection Cover where Senator Smart Adeyemi represented the Chairman of the Roundtable, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.”

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