Rent Edit Bill: Nigerian senate set to pass bill seeking to reduce house rents in the country

Bukola Saraki

The Senate Committee Chairman on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye, has disclosed on Thursday in Abuja that the Senate is working on a bill that will seek to curtail the high house rents paid across the country.

The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district said the ‘Rent Edit’ bill, would protect tenants and landlords, and also promised that lawmakers would ensure the passage of the bill before the end of the 8th Senate.

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The latest disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information at the housing arm of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Eno Olotu, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

“Not everybody can own a house. The Rent Edit Bill will help guide and curb excessive rents in the Federal Capital Territory and the nation at large,” he said.

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