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Chris Oyakhilome Pastor's TV station shut down by Lagos government over unpaid tax

Reports say the workers in the TV have threatened to protest to Christ Embassy Church on Oregun Road at the Crossover Night on 31st December, 2014 over unpaid 10 months salaries

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Reports suggests that a television station owned by founder of Believers Love World Ministry, Chris Oyakhilome has been sealed off by officials of the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).

Pastor Oyakhilome's Infinity Television was sealed off by LIRS as the station was reportedly owing the state government several millions of naira.

It was gathered that the LIRS took action after a protest staged by workers of the TV station over unpaid 10 months salaries and non-remittance of their Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax to the appropriate authorities, drew the attention of the state government.

It was also learnt that some workers who had spoken on the condition of anonymity said the Infinity TV, which was incorporated in 2009 located at 16, Moyibat Oyefusi Street, Omole Phase 1, which is a Direct To Home had long taken a nosedive.

Reports say the workers in the TV have threatened to protest to Christ Embassy Church on Oregun Road at the Crossover Night on 31st December, 2014 to demand the payment of their entitlements since the management of the company is planning to lay them off without paying the arrears of their salaries.

One of the staff said, “Prior to this time, the staff had been receiving half salaries (for over a year) and by June 2014, salaries have not been paid to date. To worsen the case, the staff were barred from entering the office premises by the chief operating officer, Mr Henry Kifordu.

“All efforts by the staff to meet with the management proved abortive. Staff taxes and pensions have been deducted for years and were never remitted to appropriate authorities. Infinity TV was finally locked up for tax evasion on 23rd December.”

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