In a significant move to ensure fair taxation practices, Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has taken decisive action by immediately prohibiting the unlawful collection of taxes within all 17 local government areas of the state.
The governor announced this on Wednesday at the ongoing retreat for the 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, Kuru.
The governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, said, “Governor 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 to reform the revenue structure of the state and solicited cooperation from those involved in revenue collection.
“He declared that roadblocks for revenue collection within Plateau State are unacceptable under the present dispensation.”
The governor also said he would revive the state scholarship board despite financial constraints.