Thursday, July 18, 2013

Local News: Real estate lawyers applaud Jonathan around Land Use Behave

Real Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria, RELAN, Thursday, commen-ded President Goodluck Jonathan for contacting for the removal of Land Use Behave from the 1999 Constitution.

RELAN, in a statement by its Vice-President, Procedures, Mr. Adekunle Omotola, observed that Federal Government's commitment was in line with the view of his association during its first national summit on Land Use Behave in Abuja in 2009 and the recent one in Lagos on June 20,2013.

He explained: “RELAN is not ignorant that to eliminate the Land Use Behave, it must evolve with Part 9 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“We're also aware that the plenary procedure of the Senate and the House of Representatives are discussing the report of Senator Ike Ekeremadu and Mr. Emeka Ihedioha-led Committees on the amendment of the constitution.

“We're satisfied that President Jonathan freely declared that the Land Use Behave is likely to be removed. It is a proper step in the right direction.

“Certainly, President Jonathan's commitment is an extension of the cement stage taken by his quick predecessor in office, late President Umaru Yar'Adua, who forwarded a bill to the National Assembly for amendment of some chapters of the Behave in 2009.

“It is our view that the realistic strategy by the government to eliminate the Behave is to ensure the it wears a human face and to be consistence with democratic norms and ideals.”