Soludo Halts Revenue Collection,  Implements New Tax, Levy In Markets, Parks, Others

The governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo has stopped the revenue collection in the state by proxy.

This is to implement a new tax and levy in all the markets, roads and parks effective from July 01, 2022.

All taxes and levies paid in the state would get digital identification, just as commercial vehicle operators who make daily payments would not be charged to pay again in any public park.

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According to him, five percent of the revenue generated by any union would be given to them to take care of their respective business places.

Governor Soludo who said theat public parks owned by the government will be managed by government, directed that caretaker committee members in Anambra markets will not collect revenue on behalf of government.

The governor warned the touts posing as government revenue collectors in any part of the state to abstain from such act or face the full weight of the law.

He noted that his government has been making inputs to avert loopholes in revenue collection.

Soludo lamented that state revenue, has been ending up in private pockets.

He explained that the new tax format had become imperative as the era of revenue generation since the sale of crude oil was gradually phasing out.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor pointed out that since February 2022, no money was remitted to Nigeria National Petroleum Company, NNPC, into the Federation Account as money accruable from the sale of crude oil, saying that the revenue from oil is gradually dwindling.

He pleaded with those who would be affected by the new system to consider the larger picture of making Anambra succeed for the greater good of the people, assuring that he would quickly provide alternatives for them.

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