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.
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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
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
- CAJ News