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Lagos State Government Denies 5% Levy on Audio and Visual platform, Suspends Executive Secretary

The Lagos State Government has announced that “there is no levy on Audio and Visual contents of all Physical and Digital Platforms in Lagos State”.

In a Statement released on it’s verified Twitter handle, the Government also announced the suspension of the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Bamidele Balogun, who is said to have announced a 5% levy. 

“The Government hereby dissociates itself from the said announcement in the media.

The Government stated; ” The Executive Secretary, who was not authorised to make such an announcement, has been suspended, pending an administrative enquiry”.

“The fifth pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, the development policy of this Administration, is Entertainment and Tourism.

“Practitioners are partners in our effort to ensure that Lagos State remains Africa’s leader in entertainment.

“The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration is not insensitive to the fact that the industry has been badly hit by the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic and empathises with this and other sectors of the economy”, it concluded.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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