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Imo goes after illegal revenue collectors

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To celebrate 12 months of Uzodimma’s stewardship

To check huge revenue loss, the Imo Government has outlawed activities of illegal tax collectors in the state.

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Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who gave the order this at the weekend after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Owerri, warned that government would try anyone caught in the act.

“Anyone caught will face the full weight of the law,” he stated.

Emelumba said henceforth, anybody without a facemask would not do business with the state government, reminding prospective violators that the mobile court had the powers to jail offenders one year or impose an N20,000 fine.

He urged residents to comply with existing safety measures to curtail the spread of the disease in the state.

On the celebration of one year in office of Governor Hope Uzodimma amid criticisms, the commissioner said the exco had approved of it, adding that a committee to put the programme together had been raised to mark the “tremendous and monumental achievements recorded within the one year.”

Emelumba submitted: “It will definitely be within this month. Already, a committee has been set up to put together a programme of action for the celebration of one year in office of tremendous and monumental achievements we have recorded within just one year in office.”

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