As part of strategies to drive industrial growth and boost the economy of the state, Ogun State Government says it has granted 50 per cent to investors on all land use and amenities’ charges.
The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin and made available to journalists.
This grace, he said, would be enjoyed by all investors who showed up for payment on or before end of September.
The statement indicated that the governor has put mechanism in place to make it convenient for investors to pay their land use and amenity charges, barring in mind the harsh economy affecting many countries, as a result of the global pandemic of COVID-19.
It added that this step would boost the overall economic development of the state and the strengthen the existing relationship with various industries domiciled in the state.
It added that the reduction was in good faith to ensure that the Public-Private Partnership agenda was built upon, “as government alone cannot do the business of making the state a better place.”
The statement further indicated that “tax payers who pay their Land Use and Amenities Charge between 1st and 31st of October, would be eligible to enjoy 25 per cent discount, while payment made between November 1st to 30th, 2020, would attract 10 per cent discount.
The state government assured that those who had already paid before the government made the decision would get their credit.
Payment, according to the statement, has been simplified 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.
To pay using the online platform, business owners are to visit http://pay luac.ogunstate.gov.ng, enter their bills payment code and the payers contact details, click on make payment button, select card, USSD or internet banking options to complete the payment.
The statement said that a payment receipt would be sent automatically by the REMITA platform, with a payment notification sent to the payer by the OGSG LUAC platform, adding that on entering of the payers payment code, the discounted amount payable would on such bill be calculated automatically and displayed.
Business owners are advised to visit any bank branch of their choice nationwide to make their payment.