By Jacob Akya
The recently launched Benue State Geographic Information System (BENGIS) targets a revenue generation of eight billion naira.
Making the declaration while receiving a delegation of the Benue Coalition of Business and Professional Association (BENCOBPA) recently in his office in Makurdi, the Executive Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), Mr Andrew Ayabam, said all taxable properties would be critically assessed to arrive at appropriate taxation.
While frowning at activities of illegal tax collectors, Mr Ayabam emphasised that there were only 10 tax inspection points across the entire state, urging the tax paying public to insist on properly identifying staff of the BIRS who are expected to be carrying their staff identity card and appear in their reflective jackets.
He disabused the minds of the public about the speculated re-engagement of tax consultants, saying there were no such plans.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of BENCOBPA, Barr Donatus Zuanah, who stressed the need for Benue State to be made tax friendly to encourage local and foreign investors.
He assured that BENCOBPA will continue to partner and engage BIRS always to ensure the economic growth and development of Benue State as part of its contributiion towards achieving the laudable dream of economic prosperity for Benue State and indeed the entire Nigeria.