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Edo ready to implement land law

27 June 2014, 07:05

Edo - Edo State would soon enforce the Land Use Charge regulations.

State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Francis Evbuomwan, disclosed this while inspecting the Land Use Charge new office presently under construction in Benin City.

He said notification and enlightenment on the Land Use charges would be done in due course.

According to the commissioner, efforts would be made towards implementation and enforcement of the law as the ministry had embarked on property enumeration and valuation in different parts of Benin City in line with the law.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole signed the charges into law in 2012 to help government optimize the use of land and landed property in the state through appropriate taxation.

Evbuomwan gave an insight to the important of the law.

He said it allows taxation of four categories of property including residential property land (size in excess of 100feet by 50feet), commercial /residential property, commercial property and industrial/ manufacturing property.

He added that residential property with shops in them and blocks of four flats would be taxed under the commercial/residential property category.

Recognized and approved places of religious worship would be exempted.

- CAJ News

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