By Chinasa Ogbonna
Imo State Government has set up a task force for the eradication of all forms of illegal taxes/levies collections with a view to apprehending the culprits.
The 10-man committee was recently inaugurated at the Government House by the Chief of Staff, Chief Uche Nwosu who explained that members of the task force were carefully selected based on their wealth of experience and proven integrity, charging them to, therefore, live up to expectations.
Chief Nwosu lamented that the activities of the illegal collectors who pose as government’s internally-generated revenue (IGR)apart from denting the image of the administration.
He stressed that government was bent on totally eradicating illegal tax/levy collections from commercial vehicle drivers and tri-cycle operators and others.
Chief Chigozie Fund who spoke on behalf of the committee assured members’ transparency in discharging their duties.