The enforcement of the Land Use Charge Law in Ondo state has been suspended until there is an approval of a new rate by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Chairman of the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr Tolu Adegbie made the revelation while featuring on of OSRC TV’s flagship programmes, ‘State of the States’ on Wednesday evening.
The BIR Boss who was represented by the Director of Informal Sector in the Agency, Segun Enikuomehin said the suspension of the enforcement for the law which began operational in 2016 is to give room for inputs from all relevant stakeholders.
He said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered that the rates be reappraised to reflect the present economic realities in order not to put unnecessary burden on the people.
“Though the law has been operational since 2016, under this new government, we want to get our structure right and ready. We will carry everybody along and get the inputs of all stakeholders, get a harmonised rate and then go to the governor for approval.
“This is why we have suspended all enforcement of the land use charge because we don’t want any uproar or problem in the state.” He explained
In his reaction, the Ondo state chairman of the Association of Professional Bodies, Surveyor Gboyega Akerele who also featured on the programme, lauded the government for the move and expressed the readiness of experts to give necessary inputs to make the Land Use Charge law effective.