Lagos state land use charge on review as Lagos state set to tax churches and mosques bill passes second reading
By NairaLearn TV Reporters
The Determination to jack up its internally generated revenue (IGR) for development by 100 per cent, a bill that would review Land Usages and Charges in Lagos state has gone through second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly during plenary yesterday.
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 Adhoc Committee on Finance
Headed by Hon. Yinka Ogundimu. According to the Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the law, was all about increasing the revenue generation of the state.
As 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 an 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.
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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 organizations because most of the worship centers are making money. Some of them are Business Centers
We could only exempt Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).” Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade had informed the House that the Bill would be going through second reading. soon
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