By Juliet Umeh
The Ogun state government has said that it offers up to a 50 percent discount to state owners and residents who are willing to make payments online on land use charges.
The state government said that it has made it very convenient to pay the charges for land use and services, with its online payment portal or the REMITA platform in the channels stipulated by the government or in any commercial bank nationwide.
The state confessed to deliberately putting all the demand notices online with unique payment codes, necessary to make the payment online on its portal or at any commercial bank nationwide.
Official statement from the state, which reads in part: “We encourage our residents and homeowners to adopt online payment. All service demand notices and land use charges are now online. The demand notices also have QR codes for Ogun state government invoice validation. “
He also stated that “payments made before September 30, 2020 attracted a 50 percent discount, while those made between October 1 and October 31, 2020 will attract a 25 percent discount. Along the same lines, payments made between November 1 and November 30, 2020 will attract a 10 percent discount ”.
The state also warned that the Land Use and Services Charge does not have accredited agents and only payments made using the invoice payment code and on the REMITA platform will enjoy the applicable discounts.
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