Lagos State Government Shuts Down DSTV Office over unpaid N150 million tax

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, shut down the head office of Multi
Choice, Nigeria, owners of DSTV Cable Television over unremitted tax of about
N150 million.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the office
was shut down by officials of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS),
after the organisation failed to remit the money to the government.

Special Adviser to the Lagos state governor on Taxation
and Revenue, Bola Shodipo who confirmed the closure said that the action was
carried out to make the outfit fulfill its obligation to the government.
Shodipo who expressed displeasure at the rampant indebtedness of organisations
in taxes said the practice was undermining the revenue generation drive of the

He said the State Government would pursue companies who
failed to voluntarily honour the payment of their tax bills, to make them

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The Special Assistant, however, said that discussions were going
on between the government and officials of Multi Choice over the issue, saying
the government might consider early re-opening of the office if the tax was

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Upon all the money they make how come they cant pay…na waah oooo.


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