Liquor sellers face business shutdown in Jeddo over N5,000 levy

Owners of liquor shops (Beer Parlour Shops) in Jeddo, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State, would soon


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Liquor sellers face business shutdown in Jeddo over N5,000 levy

 

Owners of liquor shops (Beer Parlour Shops) in Jeddo, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State, would soon have their shops closed down, over failure to comply with a controversial five thousand naira (N5,000.00) annual development levy imposed on them by Jeddo Community.

 

Fresh Angle International can exclusively report that the Okpe Community in a letter addressed to the liquor sellers (wholesale/ retail) had given August 31, 2019, as ultimatum to the traders to comply or face stoppage of their business activities.

 

The letter signed by Comrade Solomon Bayagbon, Executive Chairman/ Umu-Amua of Jeddo Community and Mr. Moses Omas Igben, Secretary-General, mentioned a United Bank of Africa, UBA, Account Number 2118827423 as the designated account for the controversial payment.

 

The warning from the notice reads inter- alia, “failure to comply with this stipulated period, the community will stop every business activities in your industry (business place) without any regret. Be warned please!”

 

Investigation revealed that the legitimate right to collect levy for the sale of liquor, is vested on local government councils and should the affected traders heed to the community’s demand, they are likely to pay same liquor levy to Okpe Local Government Council.



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