Jos - The Plateau Government said it generated more than N6.1 billion from its internal revenue sources between January and September.
Sam Pam, Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.
He said that the bulk of the revenue was realised from Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE).
Pam said that N5.02 billion of the revenue earnings was collected by the staff of the revenue service, while ministries, other departments and agencies generated N1.09 billion.
He said that the revenue would support the state government’s development programmes and commended workers in the revenue service for their determination and commitment.
“We opened up several tax-pay points for tax payers across the state to ease the difficulties in payment of taxes.
“By this, we succeeded in eliminating the bottlenecks and other encumbrances usually accompanying tax payments in the state,” he said.
Pam said that his office was determined and committed to meeting its N9 billion target for the year.
He called on members of the public to pay their taxes to to avoid the wrath of the law, stressing that tax payment was a civic responsibility of citizens.
He assured of prudence in the use of tax proceeds.