NIGERIA Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Anambra State Branch, led by Estate Valuer (ESV) Chris Okagbue has visited the Chairman of Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Mr Richard Nworah Madiebo, in his office in Awka..
Addressing the need of harnessing resources in the state, Okagbue said the body aims at partnering the state government through its revenue arm, in order to generate revenue for the state and for the profession to be relevant in the constitutional rights given to it by the Nigerian law.
“We, ESV, especially the branch has come today to meet with the arms of the government to enhance the revenue of the state through land base taxes and our professional services.
According to ESV by the decree no. 24 of 1975 (now cap 13LFN 2007), the Nigerian law gives the profession an authority to value all description of properties in the country for various purposes before its taxation ranging from capital gain tax, rating and taxation, inheritance tax, capital transfer tax, documentary and so on.
“That is why we have come to the government to say that estate surveyors and valuers are ready to provide services of valuation in order to determine what tax is due for any land base.” In his response, Madiebo welcomed the team of NIESV, Anambra State Branch and urged them to present a proposal of their partnership for government approval, even as he condemned illegal collection of revenues in the state, adding that it is the aim of government to work with a duly registered body as a great opportunity for development to ensure a livable and prosperous homeland.
Other members of the NIESV present were the Secretary of NIESV, Anambra State Branch, ESV Chinaza Emeh, Mr Christian Asogwa, Mrs Amauche Okagbue, Benedita Okafor, Mr Uche, Mr Emma and many others.