Sunday, 30 August 2015

Gov Fayose Imposes Higher Levies on Ekiti Residents



Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has imposed a series of new levies on corporate organisations and private business concerns in a bid to generate more revenue into government coffers.

He's ordered all private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state to pay N150, 000 each to the state government before resumption by the middle of September.
He emphasised that the payment of the levy is a precondition for any private school to operate in the state.
The governor also disclosed that any vehicle parked in unauthorised places would be impounded, while the owner is expected to pay a sum of N10, 000 to retrieve such a vehicle.
One week before the governor’s pronouncement, the order had been in force, with hundreds of vehicles towed and taken to the premises of Ekiti State Traffic Management Authority (EKSTMA).
Fayose also disclosed that a sum of N1, 000 would be paid on every cow slaughtered in the state-owned abattoirs.
“I will not tolerate a situation in which somebody building a house worth N15 million would find it difficult to pay N20, 000 as tax. That will no longer be tolerated.”
He also put hoteliers, beer sellers, artisans, sawmillers and other business owners on notice, while urging them to be prepared to make sacrifices for the development of the state.
He spoke at the weekend during his monthly media chat, ‘Meet Your Governor’, and declared that residents must be ready to make sacrifices to ensure the development of the state.
(The Nation)

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