Kogi State government blows hot as Dangote staff descend viciously on tax officials

 

Officials of the Kogi State Internal Revenue have been allegedly attacked by Staff of Dangote Cement Factory in Obajana while trying to effect a court order against the cement company over tax default.

The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this in statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday night.

Fanwo in the statement said the Kogi State Government recently secured a court order against the Cement Factory over issues of tax evasion.

The Commissioner who warned that the State Government will not accept lawlessness from the Management of Dangote Cement factory added that the management of Dangote cement factory had appealed to the State Government to settle out of court.

He, however, stated that the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the Service, Mukadam Asiwaju Idris had claimed the Cement Factory Management is not committed to the agreement.

READ ALSO:  'Kogi State election will be a landslide victory for me'- Gov. Yahya Belongs boasts.

Fanwo stated that the action of the Management to attack people executing a lawful order shows they are not prepared to act in a civil manner.

His words,

“Vehicles belonging to the KGIRS were attacked by staff of the company in an uncivil manner. We want to make it clear that such conduct will not be acceptable.

“As a business organisation, the Cement Company should know that tax is compulsory and they have no reason not to pay their taxes.

“The Kogi State Government is analysing reports from the incident and will take decisive steps as no one is above the laws of the land.

“As a Government, we have been a good host to Dangote Cement and many other businesses in the State. The Company may need to do more to justify the billions realized there on monthly basis. It is the duty of the State Government to protect the people”.

APROKOREBUBLIC is yet to get reactions from the management of Dangote Cement Factory as all effort to reach them proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.

READ ALSO:  Lady Accuses Linda Ikeji’s Staff Of Raping And Taking Her Virginity (Photos)
For advert placements, sponsorship, media (Music/Video) promotions, or to share breaking News stories with us, contact; +2348166333024 or +2347062811394Contact 08166333024 for ad placement, news update and others
Share this:
About Wizard X 305 Articles
I'm Nelius Nwachi (Wizard X), Proudly September 16th Born and Hails from Afikpo North L.G.A, Ebonyi state. Always visit our website daily for fresh updates 👍