From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, said conscious efforts will be made to ensure Deltans do not suffer multiple taxation despite the need to shore-up revenue base of the state from the non-oil sectors.
Mr Ebie stated this when he received members of the chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) on a courtesy call in his office on Tuesday in Asaba
The SSG who received the group in company of the Commissioners for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Fidelis Tilije and Dr Barry Gbe, said the importance of taxation in the economic growth of any nation could not be over emphasized.
According to the SSG, efforts would be made to block leakages where possible tax evasion would be possible, saying the revenues generated from taxation were judiciously used to provide infrastructure.
He noted that government’s involvement of the informal sector as regards taxation was still work in progress, adding that government was also very mindful of avoiding multiple taxation of the citizenry and assured of the readiness of government to partner with the body towards improved revenue generation.
Earlier in her address, the president of the Institute, Dame Gladys Olajumoke Simplice, said that the visit was informed by the Institute’s Mandatory Professional Training Programme (MPTP) slated to hold in Asaba Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
According to her the training programme was to provide quality manpower for the Nigeria tax system and to ensure they are up to date on developments in the profession.