Fashola Tinz: Lagos State Introduces "MERRIMENT TAX" For Every Party Celebration

Date: 16-05-2013 11:51 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 16-05-2013 11:51 PM (9 years ago)
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Have you ever heard of merriment tax? Lagos State Government says residents of Lagos spend more than N1 billion on merriment and entertainment monthly.



The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, MrAdemorin Kuye, gave the figure at a news conference organised to mark Gov.Babatunde Fashola`s sixth year in office.

He said the figure was derived from a research recently conducted by the Ministry of Budgeting and Planning, which showed that the residents spent a lot of money on entertainment. Kuye lamented that the benefits of entertainment had not been fully tapped to boost revenue generation in terms of taxes. "There is merriment tax in the constitution, it is part of the rates local governments can collect. We have not fully utilised the benefit of the entertainment industry in this state. "Over N1 billion is spent monthly in Lagos state on entertainment, we have the records to confirm this and these people, how many of them pay tax?


``The money goes into drinks, wine, food, aso-ebi (uniform dresses) and all of that and when they spend all of this money, they do not want to pay anything to the government." On the clamour for autonomy for local governments, Kuye said those behind the agitation were not sincere but only pushing for it to score political points. "The position of the government is that the clamour is not with sincere intention because it will not benefit the local governments.

``I have challenged people to go out there and find out if it is what the people want.``Those clamouring are doing so for political gains; to use the local government to get elected into positions.’’ He said it was the same people that had earlier said there was no need for local governments that were now saying money should be given directly to the councils.

What's your say on this merriment tax? Do you think it's a welcome development?


Posted: at 16-05-2013 11:51 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- EmekaBlue at 17-05-2013 12:03 AM (9 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Yoruba people go hear am
Posted: at 17-05-2013 12:03 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EmekaBlue at 17-05-2013 12:05 AM (9 years ago)
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You must think well before you trow party now..
Posted: at 17-05-2013 12:05 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- apprehended at 17-05-2013 12:22 AM (9 years ago)
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Hahahahahaha naija politicians with new new inventions.... lwkmdf na yor 4fadaz go pay tax. Na thunda go befall all of unas hahahaha.
Posted: at 17-05-2013 12:22 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- redamala at 17-05-2013 01:09 AM (9 years ago)
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Wat abt VAT wat is it for? Every consumer products u buy its VAT inclusive... Isn't dis merriment tax tin multiple taxation ?
Posted: at 17-05-2013 01:09 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- steve232 at 17-05-2013 01:10 AM (9 years ago)
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ok  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 17-05-2013 01:10 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Shegzan at 17-05-2013 01:17 AM (9 years ago)
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Kk nah... Sharp man!

Posted: at 17-05-2013 01:17 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- olamidesaint at 17-05-2013 01:42 AM (9 years ago)
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Now d govt is been inconsiderate and i'll class that as deliberating inconvieniting the masses......that's so phyuked.
Posted: at 17-05-2013 01:42 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 17-05-2013 01:51 AM (9 years ago)
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If the merriment tax guarantees safety, I am all for it.
Posted: at 17-05-2013 01:51 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- maxzy277 at 17-05-2013 02:09 AM (9 years ago)
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wu is going to be incharge of d so call merriment money, i no dey there o !. Lagos wahala!
Posted: at 17-05-2013 02:09 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 17-05-2013 02:37 AM (9 years ago)
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Merriment tax for what?Huh?
Posted: at 17-05-2013 02:37 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- etibaba at 17-05-2013 04:58 AM (9 years ago)
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Make una take tym oh.

Posted: at 17-05-2013 04:58 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 17-05-2013 05:37 AM (9 years ago)
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THey shud tnk of important tin....mtcHeeeeeew
Posted: at 17-05-2013 05:37 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 17-05-2013 06:22 AM (9 years ago)
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That’s good… Pay and Play Tax…
Posted: at 17-05-2013 06:22 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 17-05-2013 06:38 AM (9 years ago)
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They should add SEX TAX also.......

Na dem sabi !!
Posted: at 17-05-2013 06:38 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- deway1 at 17-05-2013 06:49 AM (9 years ago)
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@EmekaBlue (1122)i hate it when you say yoruba, Must you mention Tribe.............. you are just an A*#S
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- blackdudu at 17-05-2013 06:59 AM (9 years ago)
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- papadip at 17-05-2013 07:01 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: deway1 on 17-05-2013 06:49 AM
@EmekaBlue (1122)i hate it when you say yoruba, Must you mention Tribe.............. you are just an A*#S

Don’t mind him… he does not have a life.
Posted: at 17-05-2013 07:01 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sunfemi at 17-05-2013 07:13 AM (9 years ago)
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Na tife them including fashola, very soon he go introduce walking tax nonsees he is always taking from d poor stupid set of people.
Posted: at 17-05-2013 07:13 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 17-05-2013 07:16 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 17-05-2013 07:16 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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