From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau state Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has banned the unlawful collection of taxes in the 17 Local Government Areas of the state with immediate effect.
Governor Mutfwang disclosed this at the ongoing retreat for newly inaugurated members of the State Executive Council, Political Appointees, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executives of Parastatals, and the Governor’s Direct Reporting Unit Staff holding at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.
In a statement signed by Musa Ibrahim Ashoms, Commissioner of Information and Communication, on Wednesday,
The Governor also outlined his vision for a transparent and inclusive administration, highlighting plans to conduct regular town hall meetings to keep the citizenry abreast with the activities of the government.
Mutfwang stressed the need for an end to revenue diversions and unlawful tax collections throughout the state as it is a critical responsibility for the government.
He expressed determination to wield the necessary political influence top reform the revenue structure of the state and solicits the cooperation and collaboration from those involved in revenue collection.
He declared that roadblocks for revenue collection within Plateau State are unacceptable under the present dispensation.
By this release, all illegal taxation road blocks are hereby banned in the 17 LGAs of Plateau state.
Governor Muftwang however praised the Ministry of Transportation for facilitating air travel connections between Abuja and Jos, as well as Lagos and Jos.