Lagos govt sends Laycon ‘Tax reminder’ after winning N85m from BBNaija 2020, invites him to forum
Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has reached out to Big Brother Naija 2020 winner, Laycon, on Monday September 28, urging the reality star to pay his tax after bagging N85 million grand prize.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon won this year’s edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show after polling the highest votes of the five housemates that made the grand finale.
Laycon’s N85 million worth of prizes includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment; a top of the range SUV; a trip to Dublin; home appliances, another trip to Dubai; a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and many other gifts from sponsors of the reality show.
In a congratulatory message, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) gave thumbs up to Laycon for winning the reality TV show. The revenue service, however, urged the upcoming musician to pay his tax, adding that it looks forward to having the singer at the 2021 budget consultative forum — an initiative of the state government to address the dwindling revenue occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Congratulations @itsLaycon winner @BBNaija Lockdown edition. More wins!! We look forward to seeing you in Y2021 as you #payyourtax,” it wrote on Twitter.
— lirsgovng (@lirsgovng) September 28, 2020