Churches And Mosques To Pay Special Levies In Oyo State  – Governor Ajimobi 

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

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