Benue Governor Breathes Fire, Issues Strong Warning To Operators of Illegal Revenue CheckPoints

Benue Governor Breathes Fire, Issues Strong Warning To Operators of Illegal Revenue CheckPoints

  • Those who operate illegal revenue collecting checkpoints in Benue state have been warned to desist from such practices
  • The warning was given by the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom, while he signed the amended Benue Internal Revenue Administration Law of the state into law
  • According to the governor, an illegal operator apprehended would be charged to court and duly prosecuted according to the law of the state

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, February 21, issued a warning to all illegal operators of revenue collection checkpoints in the state.

Ortom warned that any operator caught would be treated as an armed robber by the state government.

The governor issued the warning on Monday, February 21, while signing into law the amended Benue Internal Revenue Administration Law of the state.

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Benue state governor
Governor said all operators of illegal revenue checkpoints would be arrested and prosecuted Photo: Samuel Ortom
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Warning those indulging in such acts should steer clear of revenue collection in the state, Ortom said those who operate such illegal checkpoints would be apprehended.

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He further explained that revenue collection in Benue state had been contracted to consultants and that every other interested person or organisation should liaise and work with them.

Acknowledging the decline in revenue generation and the need to improve on all areas to be able to cater for the needs of the state, Ortom thanked members of the Benue State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the amendment.

The governor pledged a sustained cordial working relationship between the executive and the legislature.

Also speaking, the deputy speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji who represented the speaker said the amendments were done after due consultations with critical stakeholders and relevant provisions of the law.

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The governor of Benue state has been thrown into mourning after some suspected herdsmen killed three of his relatives in an attack.

The victims of the attack are have been confirmed to be the governor's kinsmen in the Guma local government area of Benue state.

According to sources, the victims were riding on a motorcycle in the area when the incident occurred.

I have written my will, several attempts have been made to assassinate me, Nigerian governor cries out

Governor Ortom had made some very bold statements regarding the spate of insecurity in Benue and Nigeria at large.

The Benue state governor said he cannot be intimidated by anyone even though several attempts have been made to eliminate him.

In preparation for the worse, Governor Ortom said he has prepared his will and expressed confidence that his family would be fine.

Source: Legit.ng

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