Hahaha!!! This is so funny. Lagos is gradually becoming the UK (tax-wise). Anyways, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye said, yesterday, that Lagos residents spend about N1billion every month on parties. Here’s what he had to say;
Over N1billion is spent monthly in Lagos state on entertainment and parties, we have the records to confirm this and these people, how many of them pay tax? The money goes into drinks, wine, food, aso-ebi and all of that and when they spend all of this money; they do not want to pay anything to the government.
This justified the reason why local Governments demand that anyone organising events in the state must pay the Merriment Tax.
There is merriment tax in that constitution, its part of the rate Local Governments can collect. We have not fully utilised the benefit of the entertainment industry in this state.
So basically, the state government is considering the introduction of merriment/party tax? How is this going to work? Please share your thoughts