By Kelvin Osa Okunbor
Pest control operators in Lagos State have sought the intervention of the Lagos State Government on the harmonisation of taxes levelled by some local government councils.
They said a situation where various charge regimes were in place in different local council areas does not bode well for their business.
They called on the appropriate regulatory bodies including the Ministry of Environment and the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) to rein on the councils to adopt the same template in the amount charged companies playing in the environmental cleaning space to drive the business.
President, Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN), Kunle Williams stated this in Lagos at a Proficiency Seminar/Exhibition on Integrated Pest Control Management and COVID-19 Disinfection Procedures.
Williams said besides the need to harmonise the taxes charged by local councils, he affirmed that the regulatory body needed to sanitise the industry by…