Bauchi State Government Commence Taxation on Churches & Mosques In The State
The recession has really eaten deep into Nigeria’s fabrics. According to The PUNCH, Bauchi State Government has decided to start registering and taxing all religion organizations in the state.
Baba Madugu who is the commissioner for Religious Affairs and community Relations in Bauchi State said, while he was speaking on the achievement of the ministry since 2015 that, the government has gathered the list and data of all the churches and mosques in the state.
He added that the Bauchi state government had spent the total sum of #95,111,300 on Quranic recitation competitions yearly across the state since 2015.
He said, the datas of the religious organizations in the state collated will help the government to standardize religious activities, improve maximum security and as well deliver social amenities to the area they are sited which will helps in developing the state.
The commissioner says:
- “The ministry intends to embark on the registration of worship places and taxing beneficiary organisations who benefit from the services of the government. It also intends to undertake the survey of all places of worships (mosques and churches) throughout the state, including their addresses and contacts for security and political reasons. The ministry intends to solicit the centralisation of all religious activities so as to achieve maximum service deliver.”