Non-payment of Ground rate: There’ll be no sacred cow, hiding place for defaulters — Ebonyi Govt threatens




…As Clevero hotel complies with Government’s directive

By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Government, Wednesday threatened that there will be no sacred cow or hiding place for any property owner who defaults in the payment of Ground Rate in the State.

The Special Adviser, SA, to Governor David Umahi on Lands and Survey, Chief Emmanuel Igwe, handed down the warning in Abakaliki during the commencement of the second phase of enforcement of payment of Ground Rate by the Ebonyi State Government.

As the enforcement by the office of the Special Assistant to the Governor of Ebonyi State on Lands and Survey continues to gather momentum, Vanguard gathered that some of the affected Managers of Properties had begun to comply with the directive of the State Government.

Recall that the State Government had earlier sealed four hotels in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital for refusing to pay their ground rate.

The hotels affected by the first phase of the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper