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Obio/Akpor LGA Demands N10,000 Yearly From POS Operators To Generate Revenue

The Obio Akpor local government council in Rivers State as a means to generate revenue has imposed a fixed annual tenement levy on owners of POS businesses. 

POS operators have been allegedly asked to pay a sum of N10,000 as a tenement levy due from them for a year through a demand notice served.

They were asked to pay by bank drafts or cheques payable to Obio Akpor local government bank accounts which they dropped on the notice. And after payment, they should attach a photocopy of their demand notice together with a bank deposit form duplicate which they will take to the treasury of the local government council to get their receipt. And that every cash payment is not acceptable.

Punishment for not paying the levy will be sealing of their premises and or prosecution at the Revenue court.


The Centre for Basic Right and Accountability Campaign has condemned the policy and says it's insensitive. They are calling out on the local government authority to have a rethink inorder not to burden business men and women or worsen their plight as some of them already pays personal income tax to the Rivers State Internal Revenue Service.

A reliable source on Facebook shared this news on their Facebook page, "City News Port Harcourt" today being the April 7th.

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