The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, in a significant move has declared an immediate prohibition on unauthorized tax levy in all 17 Local Government Areas of the State.
The announcement was made on Wednesday at a retreat held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru. The event was attended by new members of the State Executive Council, Political Appointees, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executives of Parastatals, and the Governor’s Direct Reporting Unit Staff.
Governor Mutfwang also emphasised his dedication to revitalizing the scholarship system to aid financially disadvantaged students in the state, ensuring they receive uninterrupted education.
In addition, he charted out his plans for an administration that is transparent and inclusive, underlining the importance of regular town hall meetings. These meetings, according to the Governor, will increase public understanding of government initiatives and facilitate open dialogue.
Governor Mutfwang underscored the importance of ending revenue leakages and unauthorized tax collection in the state, citing it as a crucial governmental responsibility.
He voiced his intention to leverage political power for restructuring the state’s revenue system and called for cooperation from all involved in tax collection.
He affirmed that under his administration, roadblocks for revenue collection in Plateau State would not be tolerated.
Despite fiscal limitations, the Governor expressed confidence about the revival of the scholarship board.
He commended the Ministry of Transportation for establishing air travel links between Abuja and Jos, and Lagos and Jos.
Furthermore, he updated the retreat attendees on the government’s plans to reestablish the railway line linking Jos to Bukuru, stating that it will serve the citizens and boost economic growth.
SOURCE: Champion News