THE Edo State government has slashed by 25 per cent the levies payable by private school owners in the state.
Disclosing this in Benin City at the weekend during a meeting with the private school proprietors, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said there should be realistic assessment of personal income tax.
“I believe that education is important to everyone. We should not be competing, instead we should complement each other,” the governor noted.
Oshiomhole added: “You are partners in development. If all your schools were to close down, the number of schools we would have to build would be enormous. Though you make profits, however, your contribution to educational development is appreciated.”
Chairman, Association of Private School Owners, Bishop Godly Opukeme, commended the efforts of the governor in the development of the state.