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Lagos State sensitise residents on Land Use Charge

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Lagos State Government has begun a sensitization and awareness campaign on Land Use Charge Matters for Property Owners in Lagos Island, Lagos Island East, Eti-Osa, Ikoyi Obalende, Iru Victoria Island and Eti-Osa East Local Government/Local Council Development Areas.

This is in an effort to inform and educate key stakeholders on the importance of the payment of Land Use Charge, as well as to seek valuable feedback from residents.

Speaking at the event held on Monday at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Hundogan Temitope said the programme aims to encourage property owners to pay land use charge bill for the development of the State.

He averred that there is an urgent need to improve the internally generated revenue of the government to meet the huge infrastructural projects across the State.

In his words, “The Land Use Charge taxes is an integral source of internally generated revenue for the State Government which is used for the provision of socio-economic infrastructure and amenities”.

Citing the recent Blue Rail-Line Transport System which has now been launched for public Transportation, the Permanent Secretary emphasised that the development of any society is anchored on the adherence of its residents to the payment of their taxes.

Hundogan, also appealed to property owners to stop denying its officials access to their properties and distribute bills to do their jobs without being attacked.

In attendance were the Consul General, Benin Republic, Pierre-Plaisir Akowanou; Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ishaq Yusuf Adebayo; Chairmen of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas, Representatives of Lagos State Obas, Community Development Associations, Real Estate Licensed Practitioners of Nigeria, Estate Rent Commission Agent Association of Nigeria and Association of Real Estate Developers of Lagos State, among others.

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