The Abia State government has warned some Chairmen of the Local Government Areas over plans to contract revenue beyond December 2022.
In a statement signed by Barr. Chris Ezem, Secretary to the Abia State Government, said there are information that some council chairmen have engaged in revenue collection contract, while urging them to desist from such unlawful act or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.
The statement reads:
“Information reaching the Government of Abia State reveals that some Chairmen of the Local Government Areas have contracted out viable revenue windows beyond December 2022.
“Government, strongly frowns at such unpatriotic and unlawful act which is capable of crippling the economy of the Local Government in the years ahead and occasion unnecessary litigations on successive administration.
“Government, directs all Chairmen of LGA’s to refrain from engaging revenue collectors beyond 2022, and where such exist, immediate steps should be taken to revoke any revenue agreement exceeding December 2022.
“Government further warns all LGA Chairmen in the State to desist from such unlawful act or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.
“All concerned should be properly guided.
Barr. Chris Ezem
Secretary to Abia State Government.
27th October 2022