Ogun State government has granted 50 percent on all land use and amenities charges to investors who make payment on or before September ending.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Ogun State Governor, Kunle Somorin on Tuesday stated that Government has put in place mechanisms to make payment convenient for investors barring in mind the harsh economy affecting many countries, as a result of the global pandemic of COVID-19
It added that with” the overall economic development of the state in mind and the need to further strengthen the existing relationship with various industries domicile in the state, adding that the reduction was in good faith to ensure that the PPP agenda was built upon, as government alone cannot do the business of making the state a better place”.
The statement further noted that tax payers who pay their Land Use and Amenities Charge between 1st and 31st of October, would be eligible to enjoy 25 percent discount, while payment made between November 1st to 30th, 2020, would attract 10 percent discount.
The State Government however assured that investors who have already paid before government made the decision would get their credit.
The statement explained further that government have simplified payment for the convenience of business owners through the use of payment codes via the online platform, which could either be done through the use of card, USSD and internet banking.
It could be recalled that government had inaugurated the State Business Environment Council, to focus on sustainable reforms that would address challenges militating against Ease of Doing Business and limiting effective private sector participation of the State economy.