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LAND USE CHARGE: Lagosians urged to make payments

Lagos—FOLLOWING the introduction of electronic payment of the Land Use Charge, LUC, by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Lagosians have been urged to make payments at the 19 accredited banks in the state saying it will help boost the state government’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.

Land Use Charge: Mr. Gbenga Adeyinka, popular Nigerian comedian and Lagos property owner (right) being presented with his Land Use Charge receipt by the Branch Manager, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Opebi branch, Mrs. Idowu Sadipe (left) at the Bank’s branch in Opebi, Ikeja, on Tuesday.

The electronic payment is also expected to block all financial leakages in ministries and parastatals which will in turn enable the government discharge its responsibilities.

Popular comedian and Lagos State resident, Mr. Gbenga Adeyinka, who paid his Land Use Charge, advised other property owners to utilize the convenient e-payment platform introduced by the state.

Adeyinka said: “I went to the bank today to pay my Land Use Charge as a responsible resident of Lagos State in order to take advantage of the 15% discount before the deadline of April 14, 2018, and I implore property owners to do the same in order to improve living conditions in the state. This will also help the state government to provide better amenities and infrastructural development for property owners and residents of Lagos. It is a civic and moral duty to support the good work of this government for our benefit and for generations to come.”

Another Lagos resident, Mr. Oluwole Farinu, said that paying the Land Use Charge enables him to exercise his civic duty and in turn helps the government provide more infrastructure like the  roads, hospitals and providing security.

Farinu said: “The Lagos State Government has tried to improve lives through better provision of infrastructure in the state.”

 


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