A Twitter user, Monye Morris, has appealed to the Lagos state government to intervene as the prices of house rents in the state has continued to increase.
In a Twitter thread, Morris said that he recently got a call from someone to help her pay for a single bedroom with a parlor apartment she saw in Mushin, a suburb in the state. He said he was shocked when the lady informed him that the rent for such a small apartment is N500, 000 a year.
”Someone called that she saw accommodation in Mushin for a single bed with parlor. I tell her no problem that I will foot the bill for her. As an afterthought, I ask her how much she said rent is 500k.
Ok I send my guy there to meet the landlord directly and it’s indeed 500k
Govt should do something about the high cost of rents in Lagos. The landlord even demanded 2yrs rent.”