The Proposed State Public Private Partnerships Law and the Tenancy Law of Ogun State when operational, would help establish legislative frameworks to initiate and develop public infrastructure and service development strategies, for the State by means of public private partnership, as well as the promotion of peaceful coexistence between property owners and tenants in the State.
The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, said this while declaring open stakeholders’ for a on bills titled: “HB/36/OG/2018- Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Law of Ogun State,2018″, and “HB 37/OG/2018- Tenancy Law of Ogun State, 2018”.
Represented by his Deputy, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker stated that the public hearing was meant to harness the views and opinions of relevant stakeholders, to ensure an all encompassing legislations, which would contribute to the advancement of all sectors of the State.
On the PPP law, Adekunbi posited that the proposed bill sought to address the myriads of social and environmental related issues, including roads, water and health hazards, with a view to improving on infrastructural development, while ensuring that all public assets and infrastructure are developed for the good of the people.
Contributing to the bill, stakeholders including the Representatives of the State Ministry of Justice, represented by the Director, Legislative Drafting, Mr. Olusegun Olaotan , the Branch Chairman, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Dr. Olanrewaju Ahmed Apampa, FNSE and the State Commander, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Comdr. Seni Ogunyemi, described the bill as a laudable legislation that was meant to put in place, a scheme that would advise government on policies geared towards sustaining PPP scheme in the development of public infrastructure and assets in the State.
On the Tenancy Law, Speaker Adekunbi said the bill was meant to ensure that proper and adequate steps are taken to bridge the gap in the obligations of the landlords and tenants through the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), towards relieving the conventional courts of burdening of cases relating to tenancy.
In their remarks, other participants at the event, including the Chairman, Integrity Estate Agency, Mr. Lanre Amosun, representative of the Nigerian Bar Association, Barr. Kayode Aderemi and Director, Legislative Drafting in the Ministry of Justice Mr. Olusegun Olaotan, commended the State Assembly for the bill, which was meant to address the existing issues between landlords and tenants in the State, for sustained peace and tranquillity in the State