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General News of Friday, 4 June 2021


We’ll enact laws to improve economy - Obaseki assures

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has expressed his administration’s readiness to enact laws and strengthen existing ones to improve the state’s economy.

He made the statement while addressing participants at the Edo State Transition Committee’s engagement with artisans on Friday in Benin.
He assured the artisans that his administration was open and accountable to the people of the state including taxpayers.

According to Obaseki, his government had been working to eliminate cash payment for tax across the state to minimise corruption.

“As a government, we are looking at all the processes of tax collection, we will ensure no more cash at hand tax payment, this will help us to check corruption in the system.
“We are simplifying the tax system in the state to encourage more people to key into the tax system. You can commit a crime in America and go free but not with tax evasion,” he said.

The governor also called on the people of the state to ensure they keyed into the tax processes to encourage the government to do more for the people of Edo.

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