The Lagos State Government has said that it is dedicated to speeding up the legal system, adding that landlord-tenant conflicts should be settled in less than 60 days, News About Nigeria reports.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), stressed the importance of maintaining law and order to inspire trust in investors.
In a recent conversation with correspondents covering the judiciary, Pedro stressed the cooperative efforts of the legislature, the executive branch, and the judiciary to create a state where law and order are the norm.
He said the court would prioritise landlord-tenant cases and make sure that court cases do not last longer than sixty days.
Pedro stated, “The issue of landlords and tenants will be given adequate attention to ensure that such matters in court do not last more than 60 days in our court. We are working towards ensuring that appeals on such matters do not deprive house owners of getting arrears of rent from their property.”
To promote economic activity and protect investments, the Attorney General pledged that state laws would be strictly enforced.
He also mentioned ongoing initiatives, such as the Law Reform Commission’s reform of outdated laws to bring them into compliance with modern standards.
“Our Law Reform Commission is already working towards reviewing some of the obsolete laws in the state. Through the state House of Assembly, we will be getting that down pretty soon.
“The focus of Governor Sanwo-Olu is to use the justice system to drive economic activities and investments in Lagos. We already have the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, and we have reviewed our civil procedure laws and many others,” Pedro said.
Speaking on the recent demolition wave, Pedro urged the media to help educate the public about the importance of following building laws and obtaining the necessary approvals.
He emphasised the importance of citizens adhering to regulations to prevent illegal developments. Pedro called for voluntary compliance with the law.