Kogi govt accuses Dangote Cement of forging tax receipt

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The Kogi State Government through its agency Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has accused Dangote Cement Plc Obajana of forging its tax receipt.

The acting Chairman of KGIRS, Salisu Enehe, disclosed this on Monday during the ongoing investigative hearing by the State House of Assembly ad hoc Committee on revenue at the Assembly Complex in Lokoja.

Enehe was responding to the claim by the committee that the company had paid over 14 billion tax to the Agency between 2016 till date.

According to the state revenue boss, most of the figures the company claimed to have paid are totally incorrect, urging the company to check its record.

He said despite the billions of naira that company is making from the state monthly, it has failed to pay taxes that are due the state and Lokoja Local Government Area.

Enehe said instead of doing the needful, the Dangote company approached the court to stale payment of taxes that are legally passed by the state assembly and assented to by the governor.

He noted that the lack of tax payment has slowed down the development of the state.

Also speaking, the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Gabriel Olofu, said Dangote company has refused to pay for business premises in the last two years.

Olusegun Ogunbanjo, the Head of Accounts of the Company told the committee that the company had paid N14billion tax from 2016 till date.

Kogi govt accuses Dangote Cement of forging tax receipt

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