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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).”

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