PECAN urges government to curb multiple taxation.

The Vice President, Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN), Mr. James Erondu has said many of its members have been running their companies at a loss due to multiple taxation and extortion. He therefore appealed to the Lagos State government to call its tax agents to order and put an end to the extortion.

Speaking yesterday at the one-day seminar to commemorate the Global World Pest Day, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) in collaboration with Rotimax Integrated Services Limited, Erondu said it is the responsibility of government to create enabling environment for pest control companies to thrive, rather than extorting them. “If government addresses the issue of multiple taxation, it would go a long way in boosting the business of our members,” he said. Speaking at the event with the theme Recognising the importance of pest management in Protecting Public Health and the Environment, Erondu asked pest control practitioners who have not registered with the association to do so to avoid embarrassment, saying the association has decided to rid the industry of quackery. General Manager LASEPA, Engr. Ayodele Anthonio commended members of the association and assured them their welfare would be taken care of.


Source: Guardian