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Churches and mosques to start paying taxes in Lagos

Religious organisations such as churches as well as mosques will now start paying taxes in Lagos.

On Thursday, December 28, a bill that would review the land use charge in Lagos state went through second reading on the floor of the state's House of Assembly during plenary.

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 to be headed by Yinka Ogundimu representing Agege II.

Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the House said the law was all about increasing the revenue generation of the state, stating that the House would not exempt religious organisations in the law “because most of the worship centres are making money".

He further said that NGOs could be exempted from paying taxes in Lagos.

”We could only exempt Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs),” He said


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