Kogi govt imposes tax on bakers for every loaf of bread produced

Kogi govt imposes tax on bakers for every loaf of bread produced

- Bakers in Kogi state are now required to pay a levy to the state government on every product made in their bakeries

- The state’s ministry of commerce has notified bakers in the state about the development

- The particular amount imposed as levy has not yet been disclosed

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The Kogi state government has reportedly imposed a levy on every single loaf of bread and confectionery produced in the state.

Kogi govt imposes tax on bakers for every loaf of bread produced

Kogi government did not disclose the reason for the new levy. Photo credits: Koigi Reports/Business Day.
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According to Premium Times, the levy was imposed by the state’s ministry of commerce and industry on November 9.

The ministry in a memo addressed to the chairperson, the association of master bakers and caterers of Nigeria, Kogi state branch, said the collection of the levy will start from November 16, 2020.

The state has hired a consultant, Musag Integrated Enterprises, with Registration Number 2476494, to collect the levy from the bakers and caterers.

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The memo reads:

“We write to introduce the above mentioned as the Consultant appointed by the Kogi State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to collect the above-mentioned levy from all Master Bakers and Caterers doing business in and across Kogi State.
“You are, therefore, required to avail them all necessary cooperation to enable them to carry out their assignment.
“The above-mentioned levy is to be paid per loaf of bread or other confectioneries products produced per day.
“Please do comply with this policy to improve the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State for the provision of better services and good governance.
“The collection of this levy shall take effect seven (7) days from the date of receipt of this letter. You are expected to communicate this information to all your members.
“Have the assurance of our esteemed regards.”

Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, November 10, granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi state.

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CUSTECH is the latest addition to the list of state-owned universities in Nigeria, making it the 50th in the country.

Speaking while reading out the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, the executive secretary of the commission, Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed noted that the newly recognized state university would have the maximum support of the commission.

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