Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Ebonyi suspends collection of personal income tax, illegal levies

By Uchenna Ugwu on 21/08/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 327

•Gov. David Umahi
•Gov. David Umahi

The Ebonyi Government on Monday suspended the collection of consolidated revenue, income tax and property rates in the state until further notice.

Gov. David Umahi, who announced this in Abakaliki during a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), said the suspension was to enable harmonisation and address grey issues of multiple taxations being collected by illegal tax collectors.

Umahi also ordered that all collections of revenue in arrears should stop and noted that the government would not allow the oppression of anybody.

“All income tax are hereby suspended until further notice. We will advocate for an operation to catch them.

“No collection of tax from market women without shops in the market and anyone culpable will be sentenced to five years in prison,” Umahi said.

The governor also suspended the collection of tax and revenue from hawkers and abolished revenue collection across the local government areas and all activities of revenue contractors.

He also approved N150 million grants for market women without shops in the state capital and urged each local government council in the state to assist petty traders.

He noted that henceforth all revenue collectors in the state would appear in their uniforms for easy identification.

Umahi directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to set up a committee on revenue to hold a meeting with market women, traders, council chairmen, traditional rulers and other stakeholders to come up with an acceptable revenue they were to pay.

The governor, however, ordered the commissioner for lands and survey to moderate house rents in the state. (NAN)


Source News Express

Posted 21/08/2018 04:47:42 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Obama, other world leaders mourn famous novelist Gabriel...

Desperate Igbo politicians behind fake IPOB leader —...

Echoes of Anambra Governorship Poll: WHY WILLIE OBIANO...

INEC to reposition polling booths to check vote...

Senate summons British firm over $3.3bn oil deal...

Africa: Implementation of agreements long overdue

BREAKING: Senator Melaye arrested at the airport, foreign...

Children’s Day: It’s time to take action to...

FBI investigates Trump

Abia unveils anthem at Silver Jubilee

FG committed to fast-tracking ERGP implementation — Udo...

Edo APC leaders give Oshiomhole 7 days to...


Latest News 2019: Ambode offered ‘big federal job’ to abandon governorship bid Woman sells baby to raise money for Christmas Delta community petitions Buhari over Army’s refusal to return occupied land Leadership tussle tears Enugu APC apart Disease outbreak looms as floods spread National Assembly passes another amended version of Electoral Act Amendment Bill Buhari, 87 other Presidents to address 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly Over 100,000 cases pending in Federal High Court, CJ reveals Ohanaeze seeks to promote Igbo language in Lagos 1.3bn people at risk of tuberculosis — WHO Flood: Obiano summons emergency meeting of stakeholders Enelamah calls for active collaboration between private sector and government


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (394,252 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (375,600 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,086 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (249,739 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,238 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,115 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,206 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (180,817 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (164,902 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (162,905 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,566 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,456 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,608) Business Verdict (51) Columnists (927) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (546) Features (651) Global Business Monitor (299) International (2,407) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (38,968) Opinion (1,105) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,626) Religion (866) Sports (1,693) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera