Kogi State Government has begin clampdown on persons, groups collecting revenue illegally across the State.
Chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, (KGIRS) Alhaji Sule Salihu Enehe disclosed this on Thursday at a press conference held at KGIRS in Lokoja the state capital
Enehe expressed worries over the continuous blockage of roads by some individuals and groups claiming to be collecting revenue for Kogi State Government.
Enehe who vehemently vowed to block all leakages in the system in order to boost revenue generation of the State, promised that perpetrators of illegal would be apprehended and prosecuted according to the existing laws.
“We will not relent on our oars until we rid the state of illegal tax collectors because their actions and activities is already posing security threat to the state. They blocked highways at will to extort money from people in the name of tax collection and we don’t know them.
“The law for tax collection in Kogi State is very clear to every body and we are appealing to the security agencies in the state to assist us so that we can clampdown heavily on them” he stated.
“The present administration led by Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo remains committed to boost it’s revenue drive to develop the State.
“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” he stated.