Delta State moves to expand revenue sources

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By Giovanni Emephia

The Delta State Board of Internal Revenue has expressed its commitment to exploring additional revenue sources in a bid to ensure a steady increase in the Internally Generated Revenue profile of the State Government.

Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Sir Monday Onyeme made this known in Warri during a consultative engagement with the specialized team of revenue agents assigned to collect approved fees in the oil and gas sector in the state.

The Revenue Board Chairman, repesented at the event by the board member representing Delta Central, Hon. Kelly Oghenekevwe, reiterated government’s determination to do everything possible to ensure that revenue laws are strictly enforced in the State.

Sir Onyeme also emphasised that critical stakeholders were being consulted to ensure a smooth implementation of the recently gazetted harmonized regime of fees payable by different categories of businesses across different sectors of economic activities in the state.

The Special teams of revenue agents are expected to focus their revenue drive in the oil and gas sector, especially with regards to the operations of tank farms, petrol stations as well as marine related businesses across the state.

Speaking in the same vein, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Revenue Monitoring, Tracking and Audit, Dr. Victor Ebenuwa, sued for collaboration among members of the revenue team to ensure the achievement of enhanced revenue for Delta State.

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