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New system to boost Anambra revenue collection

01 March 2016, 18:06Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, said the state aims to double its internally-generated revenues (IGR) with the launch of a new tax collection exercise.

The Banks' of Point of Sale (POS) collection system, which aims to seal off leakages, has been launched in Awka, the capital city.

Obiano disclosed when the state's IGR when he assumed office last year was N500 million but currently stood at N1,3 billion.

With the launch of the new tax collection facility, Obiano said the state was targeting revenues of N2,2 billion.

Also read: Obiano scoffs at 'uninformed' calls to resign

Eight banks have pledged to partner the government in the the use of POS for IGR collection.

The banks include Diamond Bank, First Bank, Skye Bank, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank of Africa, Sterling Bank and Stanbic IBTC Bank.

Obiano urged the banks to show great sense of commitment in the project.

Levies to be collected to include market stall-age fees, sanitation, market development levy, traders’ tax, decongestion, loading and off-loading levies, among others.

The system is envisaged to create thousands of employment opportunities. 

- CAJ News


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