The Chairman of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service, Tolu Adegbie, disclosed this on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.
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The Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, made this known at a news briefing on the 2020 New Land Use Charge Law in Alausa, Ikeja
The revised LUC was introduced by the government of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
The Commissioner disclosed this on Wednesday during the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has assured Lagosians of his resolve to review the Land Use Charge imposed on the people of the state earlier in the year by the All Progressives Congress-led government, if voted into office.
Ogunlana told newsmen on Monday in Ikeja that his privacy and that of NBA Ikeja Branch had been breached due to surveillance placed on his home and office.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third year in office of Governor Ambode’s administration at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa.
Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, gave the warning at the annual ministerial briefing as part of activities marking the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in office.
On March 28, scores of security operatives, including officials of the Department of State Security and the policemen, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, A. Mohammed, invaded the secretariat of the NBA in Ikeja.
The warning was issued as a result of the planned protest by the Ikeja Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association against the increase in fees payable for the Land Use Charge.
Abimbola Junaid, Lagos State Coordinator, Tax Justice Platform, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the call was in line with stakeholders’ position during the March 27 public hearing at the State Assembly.
It will be recalled that based on various reactions, the government re-enacted Land Use Charge Law, which has gone through a second reading and a downward review announced by the Lagos State Government.
The hearing day was fixed following the Second Reading of the bill by the lawmakers on the floor of the House, on Thursday
The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, announced the committee at plenary.
The police, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Chike Oti, said up till now, those behind the planned protest were yet to apply for necessary permit, and that it was in their interest to follow the rule of law to ventilate whatever grievances with government.
They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
OPS spokesperson, Olusegun Oshinowo, said in a letter addressed to the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Akinyemi Ashade, that the demands of the sector were yet to be met.
Tunde Braimoh, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Publicity, Strategy and Security, told the News Agency of Nigeria that people’s will remains the ultimate in democracy.
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Bar Association, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and several other pressure groups and individuals had kicked against the increase, which some alleged was as high as 400 per cent
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