Lagos League of Political Parties Calls on the State Government to Alleviate the State’s Economic Hardship
The league in a statement signed by its Chairman, Chief Udoka Udeogaranya said although it is fully aware the the economic situation in Lagos cannot be isolated from that of the national economy, the tariff set by the State Government during the period of economic boom should not remain the same now that the economy is in a season of downturn.
Chief Udeogaranya said “Some economic indicators suggests that if something substantially new did not occur in the economic space of the state, we might find a situation were less than 35% of residents can comfortably pay for their house rents, only 13% of car owners can afford to fill their car tanks to the brim and 17% of small and medium private business owners or employers of labour will not have issues of owing salaries, while increase in salaries can only be implemented by 3%.”
The league is asking the government to set up an economic investigative team that will be assigned a responsibility to feel the economic pulse of the residents and use their report to readjust standardized government tariffs for the good of all.
It said “After all, security and welfare of citizens shall be the primary responsibility of all tiers of government as boldly stated by our constitution and not the bogus figures posted as the internally generated revenues which may not translate into welfare of citizenry but only to the few in government.”