The Lagos State Government has directed all its revenue agencies to ensure prompt payment of taxes and also commence enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters with immediate effect.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement obtained by InsideMainland, lamented that many residents were not fulfilling their civic obligation of paying their taxes and that the prevailing situation would adversely affect government’s infrastructural renewal drive currently ongoing across the State.
Ayorinde, therefore, said that Government had concluded plans to enforce the tax laws so as to bring more Lagosians into the tax net.
It would be recalled that Governor Ambode during a forum recently expressed concern that only about 600,000 Lagos residents are up to date in paying their taxes, a situation he said was not helpful to scale up provision of infrastructure and other amenities for the people.
He added that the Government remains committed to completing all ongoing projects on schedule, but that it was largely dependent on prompt payment of taxes by residents in the State.