Land Use Charge: Ore residents reiterate compliance
By Fatima Muraina
Residents of Ore in Odigbo local government area of Ondo State have indicated their readiness to comply with the payment of the Land Use Charge as they appealed for government’s help and support in accessing prepaid meters to ease their electricity challenges.
Some residents, who spoke with The Hope in separate interviews shortly after a meeting at Ore and Odigbo, in the State applauded the Governor on his developmental projects which they described as first of its kind within their community .
The representative of women in the community, Evang.Felicia Kuti said it was necessary for the residents to pay the Land Use Charge because they were paying charges in the past.
She urged the government to consider the aged and pensioners .
She appealed to government to help in facilitating the accessment of the prepaid meters, saying that many other local government areas have been using prepaid meters.
This, she noted will go a long way to ease their electricity problem where exhorbitant bills are charged without electricity .
She appreciated Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his love for the people, particularly the Ore community which she said had been neglected by previous administrations.
The Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee, Pastor Ezekael Ogundana Adedayo appreciated the interactive session with officials of the Internal Revenue Service which he said has thrown light to the modalities involved in the Land Use Charge.
A retired Police Officer, Nathaniel Fakorede said: “This is the only government we are enjoying . Ore has been a local government since 1976 and nothing has been done in this town”.
He said the community people have seen government developmental projects saying that it has necessitated the people’s readiness to cooperate with the present government.
The Chairman of Ore Community, Alhaji Surajudeen Adeleke urged government to spend the money acrued from the land use charge to develop the community.
He charged the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue Service to help monitor the share from the land use charge of the local government to ensure that it is judiciously used.
” The Internal Revenue Service should help see to the money because we did not see any impact from the local government. They should ensure that the money is judiciously used for the development of our community”, he stressed.