Kogi Govt begins clampdown on illegal revenue collectors

The Kogi State Government has begun clampdown on criminal elements collecting


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Kogi Govt begins clampdown on illegal revenue collectors


The Kogi State Government has begun clampdown on criminal elements collecting revenue illegally across the State.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent, reports that the Chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, (KGIRS) Sule Salihu Enehe, disclosed this at a news conference in Lokoja on Thursday.

 

He expressed sadness over the continuous blockage of roads by some individuals claiming to be collecting revenue for Kogi State.

 

 

Enehe vowed to block all leakages in the system and ensure that, those involved in this illegal act will be brought to book.

 

 

He added that, those collecting revenue illegally are security threat to the state. According to him, the present administration remains committed to boost it's revenue drive and develop the State.

 

 

Narrating his experience in Kogi State concerning the collection of illegal revenue by some fraudulent individuals, Enehe said "It is only in Kogi that an individual will create a toll gate and start collecting revenue. We are happy a new law has criminalized this dubious act. 

 

"There was a time I went to  one Local Government, the road was blocked. I came down with my entourage and discovered that the receipt they are issuing out is Local Government and not State. I called the DLG and he said he is aware. 

 

 

"I asked where is the money going to and he said he dont know. The new administration under Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo has given a directive to put an end to this sharp practices of this individuals who are enemies of our State. From today, we are swinging into action,  because this people are not working for us but their own selfish interest. Anyone caught in this dubious act will be arrested and prosecuted".

 

 

He explained that, the Government is engaging with inter-switch to supply over 1000 Point of Sale  (POS) machines to boost the revenue drive in the Local Government and block loopholes in the system.

 

 

According to him, the projected revenue for 2024 in Kogi State is N30.4billion.


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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