Fashola accuses Agbaje of owing N1.6 M tax, Jimi Agbaje faults the claim made by fashola

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The Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, made the disclosure at the 8th Annual Lagos State taxation Stakeholders’ conference held in Ikeja, accused Jaykay Pharmacy, owned and managed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of owing the state N1.6 million as unpaid land use charges.

But in a swift reaction, Mr Agbaje faulted the claims made by the governor that his company defaulted in the payment of the land use charge.

Fashola, who explained that Land Use Charge, LUC, was a consolidated tax combining ground rent and tenement rate, said: “Tax is prescribed by the 1999 constitution. It states that it shall be the duty of every citizen to declare its income to the appropriate and lawful agency; and pay the required tax promptly.”

Accusing Agbaje’s pharmacy of defaulting in the payment of land use charge to the coffers of the state, the governor said, “you will remember that in 2007, he (Jimi Agbaje) claimed that he was in Democratic People’s Alliance, DPA and later crossed to PDP. You know that he (Agbaje) manages a pharmacy called Jaykay Pharmacy, located at 9, Randle Close, Apapa Local Government. His pharmacy has not paid Land Use Charge for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively; it amounts to N1, 629, 064.62.”

Reacting to the allegation, Agbaje said the governor lied, saying “I have even been commended for paying my Land Use Charge on time.” See Excerpts detailed:

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10 Comments

  1. Has our court prove it? Fashola is a hopeless pupet, apc is parading a man without first school leaving certificate as their presidential candidates, because he (buhari) is the head of bokoharam.

  2. Are u aware no valentine’s day dis year…? Election has taken its place….all boys are smilling, no gift, no outing 4 d girls. Hahahahahahahaha….all thanks to INEC…… In case ur girl insist on going out, pls take her to the polling unit and vote for GEJ. I love 2015, valentine free year……………

  3. Are u aware no valentine’s day dis year…? Election has taken its place….all boys are smilling, no gift, no outing 4 d girls. Hahahahahahahaha….all thanks to INEC…… In case ur girl insist on going out, pls take her to the polling unit and vote for GEJ. I love 2015, valentine free year……………

  4. Kettle dey call pot black. Fashola hotel has no tax clearance. I know of a company who usually request for tax clearance before payment is made but Fashola hotel couldn’t provide the evidence of tax payment. hmmmm. I pity Nigeria

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