Churches And Mosques To Start Paying Taxes In Lagos
Religious organisations such as mosques, churches will now start paying taxes in Lagos.
A bill that would review the 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.
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).”
BREAKING: FG ANNOUNCES PHASE IV OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
The federal government has announced phase four of the dreaded Covid-19 lockdown. Announcing the news, the government said this lockdown is going to be effective in all the 36 states of the nation beginning from midnight tomorrow.
The Federal Government has announced Phase IV of the COVID-19 lockdown across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed, who made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, said the new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11.
With the lockdown imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.
According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice. He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.