By Emma Amaize
WARRIâ€”DELTA State Board of Internal Revenue has concluded plans to begin a massive clamp-down on tax defaulters in the state.
Already, a major reshuffle has been carried out by the board, headed by Mr. Joel Onowakpo, to position the organization for the fresh challenge.
Onowakpo, who confirmed the planned crack down, said: â€œLet me also use this medium to sound a note of warning that we are now poised to swing into action to clamp down on defaulters. Any time from now, we will be going after them. The only way out is for all defaulters to pay up now.
â€œThe changes effected by the board are essentially in pursuance of my determination to ensure that it is no more business as usual at the Board of Internal Revenue.â€
Onowakpoâ€™s media consultant, Mr. Patrick Ugeh in a statement, weekend,Â quoted the chairman as saying, â€œWith the completion of the exercise, we are now set to actualise the mandate of the board, which is to ensure a substantial increase in our revenue generation, as this is the only way to ensure that the state develops at a heightened pace. As you know, this can only be done when people and corporate organisations pay their taxes without trying to cut corners.â€
He urged the public to give their utmost cooperation to the board to make the task of development of Delta State through payment of taxes a mutually rewarding exercise for all.