By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has identified the need for residents to adopt a wilful approach to the payment of taxes as a means of addressing fundamental challenges confronting the State and accelerating development in all sectors and sections, lamenting that only 600,000 residents pay tax in the state.
Speaking at a sensitization workshop on 2017 Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition and Conference, WATEC, held at Ikeja, Ambode said out of a population of 22 million, only 600,000 Lagos residents were up to date in paying their taxes, and that such was not helpful to scale up provision of infrastructure and other amenities for the people.
Responding to a suggestion from one of the participants at the workshop that the State Government should complete the ongoing shoreline protection particularly in the Lekki and Ajah axis as one of the ways to mitigate the impact of torrential rainfalls which caused flooding in the axis last week, Governor Ambode said in as much as government was willing to do such, it was being inhibited by its limited resources.
The governor said it was time for a convergence between civic obligations and the ability of government to build trust by using taxes of citizens judiciously, just assured that his administration, within the available resources, would
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