Niger Govt. losing N15bn annually to wrongful tax remittances — Bello

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Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State

The Governor of Niger, Mr Abubakar Bello, on Monday, says the state government loses N15 billion annually to Federal Capital Territory through wrongful tax remittances.

Bello said this in Abuja when he and his commissioners paid a visit to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, with the hope to review the tax collection of Niger state, thereby improving the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.

He said that at the moment, the state was generating about N400 million monthly as IGR.

He appealed to the minister to ensure that taxes deducted from salaries of civil servants staying in Niger were paid to the state.

He added that “in line with our target to increase IGR and provide better services, we have been reviewing the tax collection of Niger.

“Our findings indicate that thousands of those working in the FCT actually reside in Niger…

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