COVID-19: Slash ‘house rent’ for three months, Ogun Speaker begs lanlords, property owners

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state House of Assembly has appealed to property owners, especially landlords to consider giving succor to tenants through slashing of rent or outright exclusion of rents for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the speaker of the state assembly, Kunle Oluomo made the appeal during a plenary on Wednesday.

PLATFORM TIMES further reports that Oluomo urged banks and other financial institutions to grant loan repayment holiday to operators of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises so as to ease the effect of the lockdown on their finances and business activities during the pandemic period.

The speaker also admonished the people to adhere strictly to laid down measures at reducing the spread of the virus in the state.

One thought on “COVID-19: Slash ‘house rent’ for three months, Ogun Speaker begs lanlords, property owners

  1. This is a good plea but as good as it is, is the government on it’s part helping the people either public servants or the populace?
    The past civilian administration has been involved in building houses for the masses but unfortunately the structures always end up in the hands of politicians who doesn’t needs them and most of the structures are now lying empty in the various estates in the state. If every citizen has been assisted in owning their homes no matter how small it is they will not be at the mercy of the landlords. The house is enjoined to use the power at it’s disposal to make decrees that will ensure the government structures really get to those in need.

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