By Ebenezer Ishola
There is no levy on Audio and Visual contents of all Physical and Digital Platforms in Lagos State, www.meshackdaily,com can confirm.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Bamidele Balogun,it would be recalled, is said to have announced a 5% levy.
In a statement by the state government on Friday, The State Government through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, dissociated itself from the said announcement in the media.
“The Executive Secretary, who was not authorized to make such an announcement, has been suspended, pending an administrative enquiry”, the statement said.
“The fifth pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, the development policy of this Administration, is Entertainment and Tourism. Practitioners are partners in our effort to ensure that Lagos State remains Africa’s leader in entertainment.
“The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration is not insensitive to the fact that the industry has been badly hit by the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic and empathises with this and other sectors of the economy.
“All stakeholders in the Entertainment Industry are advised to disregard the said publication”.