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Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by ikorodureporta: 6:03am On Nov 28, 2018
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday introduced levies on churches, mosques, and other business organisations in the state.

These levies, according to the state government, were imposed as part of efforts to generate funds to assist security agencies.

The categories of these levies were contained in flyers made available to journalists at an emergency meeting convened by the state government which was held at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan on Tuesday.

At the meeting were the state commissioner of police, Abiodun Odude; representatives of the GOC of 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo Ibadan; police area commanders, DSS, Customs, NSCDC, NDLEA, chief executive officers of banks and representatives of Manufacturing Association of Nigeria.

The flyers obtained by PREMIUM TIMES indicated that religious bodies in class A are expected to pay N60,000 while manufacturing and services in category A are to pay N100,000 annually.

The approved levies for class A (Large) in the manufacturing sector is N100,000 while class B (Medium) is N80,000 and class C (Small) is N60,000 annually.

The rest are those in the services. Class A are to pay N100,000, class B is N80,000 while class C will pay N60,000 annually.

Those in class A, trading, agriculture and forestry and solid minerals are to pay N80,000 while those in the classes B and C are to pay N50,000 and N30,000 respectively annually.

Other religious bodies including churches and mosques were asked to pay N60,000, N40,000 and N20,000 for classes A, B and C respectively.

The notice said that payment of the above levies are necessary to support the state government to ensure lives and property are protected.

“This is to certify the general public that OYSSTF, in pursuance of its statutory function to continue to assist security agencies, is embarking on the implementation of the law (OYSSTF AMENDMENT LAW 2017) recently assented by His Excellency, Oyo State Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

“Further to the above, the board of trustees of OYSSTF in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, having held several consultations, town hall meetings and discussions preceding the commencement of the law, hereby informs the general public that in accordance with section 11 (4) of the Oyo state security trust fund law 2017 which empowers the government to impose levies and rates on “person” which include residents, individuals, associations and corporate bodies or firms domiciled in the state.”

Meanwhile, Mr Ajimobi said the meeting was convened in reaction to an observation of a noticeable increase in the activities of criminals in neighbouring states and attacks on banks.

Mr Ajimobi who was represented by his deputy, Moses Adeyemo, said, “It is common knowledge that before the inception of this present administration, insecurity in form of armed robberies, arson and other violent crimes, as well as lawlessness from the nefarious activities of area boys, had been the order of the day.

“The prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state has been the result of the zero tolerance for crime by this administration and also through the commitment of the state government to combating crime through steps such as the establishment of Oyo State Joint Security Patrol Squad code-named “Operation Burst” as well as the setting up of the Oyo State Security Trust Fund.

“I can confirm that the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) in black spots and business districts in the city to monitor the activities of criminals has been completed and is now operational.”

The chairman of the state’s Security Trust Fund, Bayo Adelabu, who is also the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state noted that the spate of recent armed robberies on banks and the killing of security personnel in neighbouring states had made it necessary to hold the emergency meeting.

He was represented by the Executive Secretary of the trust fund, Femi Oyedipe.


Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/297860-insecurity-oyo-introduces-levies-on-churches-mosques-businesses-others.html

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by splmosixx(m): 10:56am On Nov 28, 2018
i de wait for the time wey government go impose levies on shrines.....

dem know say shrine no get mercy....na operation impose and die...confused set of governmet._spits_

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by RanayP(m): 10:56am On Nov 28, 2018
Wow

Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by mrvitalis(m): 10:56am On Nov 28, 2018
Finally someone has sense

This is even small

This is nothing

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Quickjobs(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
Nice move...if the money won't be looted

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by globalresource: 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
Per annum? Just for security? And a lot of them will still pay other numerous levies? What is the amount generate by some of the businesses?

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by omonla10(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
This is a welcome development. Religious bodies need to contribute to their state's growth. Not just being a liability. The states should collect a tithe of their incomes too

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by amoduganja: 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
aha... Churches will now be classifies as Class, A, B, and C. What determines which class a church belongs? Amount of offerings received or size of church or number of members?

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by walcruise(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
now big churches have use to the economy cheesy, imagine this pastors doing business without paying tax. taaa that one na cheating na

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Isangad1(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
nice one they are business centers

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Kunlegzy(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
For me this is way to go.

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Gboy101: 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
don't play with religion they won't hear. religion is a no go area in this part of the world.

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by hemucology(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
Good
Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Sirpaul(m): 10:57am On Nov 28, 2018
Ajumobi is a malu....

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Ruddyman(m): 10:58am On Nov 28, 2018
Constituted levies

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Fadedvoiced: 10:58am On Nov 28, 2018
Ajimobi is not wise.

Muslims will be very angry with this nonsense and bet me, both christians and muslins will deal with APC next year

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Nobody: 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Nice one there

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by mr1759: 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Only few people will like to comment on this topic base on the sensitivity

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Jothamthompson: 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Impose levy on nairaland


I am Thompson Jotham, I am alive by His Grace and I am not Jubril of Sudan

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Jonasbadoo(m): 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Gboy101:
don't play with religion they won't hear. religion is a no go area in this part of the world.
Receive sense bro undecided

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by GlorifiedTunde(m): 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Quickjobs:
Nice move...if the money won't be looted

yOU THINK SO?

The number one reason these politicians have been eyeing church money is in order to have their share of it.

Trust politicians at your own peril! angry angry

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by ithink7: 10:59am On Nov 28, 2018
For those of you saying churches should be using their money to build industries, you have a point.

But my observations are

1. Nigeria as a business entity make trillions of naira everyday. These include money from NNPC (its subs and JVs), Company income tax, VAT, Personal income tax, import duties, registrations, certifications, etc "you can add your own"

2. How many industries have your politicians built with our money?

3. Church money belong to church people and they decide what they want to do with their money. After-all, they have also contributed to the government.

4. If the government is making good use of our money the way churches are making good use of their money, our country won't be this poor. Instead, they are busy stealing our collective resources.

5. I think the church have demonstrated responsibility and accountability by putting their meager resources to good use. Maybe we should allow the church to manage our nation's resources.

If we allow the church to manage Aso rock for 4 years, Nigeria might become a 1st world country.

What do yo think?

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by buchilino(m): 11:00am On Nov 28, 2018
WITHOUT ANY SERIOUS SOLUTIONS TO TACKLE D CHALLENGES PPLE R FACING, DEY R BUSY IMPOSING LEVIES. D REVOLUTION WILL HAPPEN SOONER THAN LATER
Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by sureheaven(m): 11:01am On Nov 28, 2018
Nice one from Ajimobi, I implore other states to do same.

Churches and mosques are businesses. They shld also pay taxes and levies. shocked

Imams, Alhajis, alfas, Pastors, prophets and evangelist warm more money and enjoy live more than civil servants and businessmen.

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by Finnese001: 11:01am On Nov 28, 2018
grin

Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by 12345baba(m): 11:02am On Nov 28, 2018
Commendable, if the money will be used appropriately

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 11:02am On Nov 28, 2018
Excellent concept.

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by backnbeta(f): 11:02am On Nov 28, 2018
This would have made some sense in sane climes where the fund will be used for the right purpose and by the right people, not in Nigeria. Here, they spend their security votes on personal runs but expect the business owners to fund security in the state undecided

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by iammo(m): 11:02am On Nov 28, 2018
Sturborn Governor, Governor wey no look uche face... People would soon cry fowl play on this just like ayefele's scenario, cos its Mr authority .. Shaking religious tables few weeks to election

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by jomoh: 11:03am On Nov 28, 2018
backnbeta:
This would have made some sense in sane climes where the fund will be used for the right purpose and by the right people, not in Nigeria. Here, they spend their security votes on personal runs but expect the business owners to fund security in the state undecided

This is the only sensible post I’ve read on this thread.

That of churches and mosques is quite understandable but that of businesses is senseless. How can you ask a business that pays tax to start paying security levies again. What’s the essence of the tax.

What is the government using tax for. These politicians just see us as fools and bring all sorts of gibberish.

Bayo Adelabu has not gotten to the governorship post and he’s already trying to recoup the money he spent on primaries and the one he’d use to campaign. I heard he was transferring 1million each to leaders of each group during primaries.

Oyo state is in trouble for the next 4years.

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Re: Oyo State Introduces Levies On Churches, Mosques, Businesses For Security by fayruka(m): 11:03am On Nov 28, 2018
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Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/297860-insecurity-oyo-introduces-levies-on-churches-mosques-businesses-others.html

Levies on mosques? I don't blame him sha since he no dey frequent local mosques.So na from #20,#50 dem go pay am? Upon say ur government no dey even pay 1kobo for central mosques imams

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