Chimezie Ukaegbu, the Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, and Industries in Abia State, has declared that the local government is imposing a ban on unlawful levies and double taxation.
The announcement was made by Ukaegbu during an interview with news agents, following his tour of local markets in the city of Aba. He explained that the prohibition aims to alleviate the financial pressure on local traders and enhance the state’s revenue generation processes.
Ukaegbu reassured traders that the current state administration is devoted to providing necessary support to the markets, and he urged the traders to collaborate with the government’s initiatives.
During his market tour, Ukaegbu had explained to the traders that the purpose of his visit was to better understand their issues firsthand. This awareness will guide the administration in shaping a more favourable business climate.
He highlighted that the state government is intent on facilitating easy trading and revitalizing the markets. This not only benefits businesses but also contributes positively to the state’s internally generated revenue.
Ukaegbu also urged the traders to refrain from actions that might lead to discord or discomfort within the markets. He asked for their continued support and cooperation for the administration’s efforts.
In response, market chairpersons Sunday Anokwuru of Old Court Market and Esinna Ogbonna of Good Morning Market expressed their support for the administration’s initiatives.
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