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REACTIONS OVER BAN ON TAXES AND LEVIES BY EDO STATE GOVERNMENT

The Edo state government’s ban on the collection of taxes and levies by private tax collectors has elicited reactions from stakeholders including traders and commercial transporters who bear the brunt of harassment and extortion

The crude manner of collection of levies by agents of revenue collectors with some cases of molestation of innocent citizen has come under stiff criticism over time

However, Governor Godwin Obaseki in his New Year’s message to Edo people made an outright proscription of the lawless activities reserving the rights to collect taxes and levies for only government employees

Correspondent Henry Usuanlele reports respondents as applauding the move

His report

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