Lagos Churches And Mosques To Start Paying Taxes In 2018

Published 1 year ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 06:08 PM, 29/12/2017 (1 year ago)

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A bill that would review land use charge in Lagos state has gone through second reading on the floor of the state House of Assembly during plenary on Thursday, December 28.

The law tagged:“A Bill for A Law To Repeal The Land Use Charge Law 2001 and Enact Land Use Charge 2017 and For Connected Purposes” was subsequently committed to the House Ad-hoc Committee on Finance headed by Yinka Ogundimu representing Agege II, New Telegraph reports. .

Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said the law was all about increasing the revenue generation of the state.

He said that the House would not exempt religious organisations in the law “because most of the worship centres are making money.

”We could only exempt Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).”

Obasa observed that a situation where a few consultants were working with the state governments on the collection of land use charge was not good enough, calling for increase in the number of consultants.

He said: “We need more consultants to do the job so that the entire state could be covered in the collection of land use charge. Whatever tribunal that would be set up to deal with offenders should have the support of the government.


“On the issue of exemptions, we cannot exempt religious organisations because most of the worship centres are making money. We could only exempt Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).”

The Majority leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade had informed the House that the Bill would be going through second reading.

Agunbiade stated that the bill would repeal the existing law on land use charge, adding that it was an Executive Bill. He stressed that the bill would prohibit application of other relevant laws relating to land use.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni supported the bill, saying that it would help increase the revenue of the state.

In supporting the proposed law, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu stated that it should give provision for certain approval by the state House of Assembly and called the attention of the House to the issue of enforcement of collection of the charges.

He frowned at a situation, where only about 300,000 houses were paying land use charges in a state with about two million houses.

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willyking at 07:04 PM, 29/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Very nice and the government must start giving accounts of how the tax payers money is been use..
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kacylee at 07:43 PM, 29/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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ghen! ghen! this one go serious ooo

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alao333 at 07:52 PM, 29/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Most churches are business ventures,they can pay in millions but the mosques are not for business ,it will be very hard to pay , mosque don't collect compulsory tithes.
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SweetDaddy1 at 10:57 PM, 29/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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The first time a good news had come out of Nigeria about Taxes... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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slimber at 12:12 AM, 30/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Yesooo supported so that we go hear word from all this hungry pastors collect money from the poor members.
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Dramaking at 06:11 AM, 30/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Smh.... So them never pass the law since??? Na wa oooo. Apart from the Catholic church, every other denomination are just buisness centers. Lol. #Shame.
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KennyFidel at 07:43 AM, 30/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Dramaking on 06:11 AM, 30/12/2017
Smh.... So them never pass the law since??? Na wa oooo. Apart from the Catholic church, every other denomination are just buisness centers. Lol. #Shame.
Really
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Dramaking at 09:27 PM, 30/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: KennyFidel on 07:43 AM, 30/12/2017
Really
Yeah... Nobody buys private jets with church money in there. Lol 
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Haso112 at 07:28 AM, 31/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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BRAVOOOOOOO....
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