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We’ll look into request of different transport sections – Ibezim

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ANAMBRA State Deputy Governor, Onyekachukwu Ibezim, has stated  that the primary responsibility of the Soludo-led government is security of lives and properties.

  Dr Ibezim, who represented the Governor Charles Soludo, stated this while addressing the representatives of transporters in a meeting  held at the state’s  Revenue House, Awka, to resolve the revenue generation issue  in the state.

  Dr Ibezim  emphasised that there’s dignity in labour and that  the government of the day recognise that ndi Anambra are hard working people who are not known for violence, even as he assured the drivers that the present government has a human face and is ready to dialogue with the transporters and find a solution on the payment of the IGR.

  He made reference to Governor Soludo’s statement  that his government will be transparent in spending every Kobo that comes in as revenue under his watch,  adding that ndi Anambra will see their legitimate taxes, levies and tolls translate into tangible developments that will transform Anambra State into a more liveable, prosperous and smart mega city.

  Dr Ibezim called on all the transporters in the state to be law abiding and cooperate with the government through dialogue in the search for better solution on the tax issues, adding that they will look into the requests of different transport sections who presented different payment schedules that will help their units; ranging from monthly, weekly and daily payments.

  In their separate remarks, Uchenna Umeh, who spoke on behalf of Keke operators and Peter Onyemaife, who spoke on behalf of shuttle drivers, commended the state government for allowing them air their views and beckoned to Prof Soludo-led administration to reduce the levies.

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  They promised to support the state government in a tremendous way in achieving the peoples mandate, and  to put  an end to the disagreement and agitation.

  The event had in attendance the Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu and  that of transport,   Mrs Patricia Ifeoma  Igwebuike, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Ernest Ezeajughi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,   Anambra Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Richard Madiebo, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor (Office of the Deputy Governor) Ugochukwu Obiefuna , Deputy Chief Protocol to the Governor (Office of the Deputy Governor),  Emmanuel Obieze ,  among others.

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