Gov. Ayade orders the arrest of illegal tax collectors

Governor Ben Ayade

The Governor of Cross River State has ordered the arrest of illegal tax collectors in the State. This was contained in the a statement issued by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Christian Ita on Sunday, 24 May 2020.

The statement reads, “It has been observed that in spite of Ayade’s directives as well as the provisions of the Cross River State Tax Exemption Law, agents of the Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency were still engaged in the sale of tickets to bus, taxi, okada and tricycle operators in the state. Consequently, His Excellency has ordered the immediate suspension of the activities of the agency in the state.”

The Governor has also directed security agents to arrest anybody going against the tax exemption law by selling tickets or collecting any form of tax from those exempted from paying tax in the state. “His Excellency will henceforth, not tolerate the flagrant disregard of the tax exemption law which has been in place for over three years now”, the statement also reads.

You would recall that in the immediate past week, the Governor rolled out some tax exemptions in Cross River State.

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