Enugu State Implements Land Use Charges on 800,000 Properties

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ENIRS) announced the enforcement of land use charges on an estimated 800,000 properties across the state, effective June 1, 2024. This initiative targets generating N20 billion in revenue for the year and establish land and property taxes as a critical source of internally generated revenue (IGR) for Enugu.

Chairman of ENIRS, Mr. Ekene Nnamani, explained that the program aligns with Governor Peter Mbah’s agenda for disruptive innovation to transform the state. “Enugu State Government has automated land use charges in the state,” Nnamani said. “Through the Geographic Information System (GIS), we have identified 800,000 properties. Every property owner in both metropolises and villages is required to pay land use charges to enable the government to carry out its developmental plans.”

The charges are determined by the value and location of the property, ranging from N15,000 to N300,000. The ENIRS emphasized that even ancestral homes fall under this mandate, as residents in rural areas benefit from government services like schools and healthcare.

This policy aims to boost Enugu’s IGR and finance critical development projects. The success of the program hinges on effective communication and outreach to property owners, ensuring clarity on the charges and the payment process.


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