The Lagos and Ogun state governments have asked the winner of the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show, Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe, to pay tax to them from his cash prize.
Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service both made the tax request while congratulating Laycon over his victory.
“Congratulations @itsLaycon winner @BBNaija Lockdown edition. More wins!! We look forward to seeing you in Y2021 as you #payyourtax,” LIRS tweeted.
Some hours afterwards, Ogun State Internal Revenue Service also tweeted a similar post encouraging Laycon to pay his tax to Ogun State.
“The Ogun State Internal Revenue Service is delighted to congratulate one of our own in the State, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, AKA @itsLaycon for emerging winner of @BBNaija Lockdown. We look forward to having a robust relationship with you in year 2021 as you pay your tax,” it tweeted.
Earlier, Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, had congratulated Laycon, describing him as a pacesetter.
Laycon got N30m in cash, as well as various gifts and incentives valued at N55m.
They include an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai for two, a two-bedroom apartment, a Sport Utility Vehicle from Innoson Motors, a Scanfrost electronic makeover, one year supply of Pepsi Cola, one year supply of Munch It and Indomie noodles, and VIP tickets to watch the European Champions League final.