FOLLOWING the death of two revenue collectors on Friday in Benin City, the Edo State Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Saturday, warned against actions that will jeopardize the tax regime of the state government, just as it disassociated itself from the killing of two revenue collectors.
Akugbe Ventures, a revenue collecting agency of the state government, had accused the RTEAN of killing two of its members and alleged further that the RTEAN was trying to frustrate the group in collecting revenue for the state government.
But the RTEAN, led by Comrade Osakpanwa Eriyo, in a letter addressed to the Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue in the state, Chief Useni Elamah, declared that it was not against the collection of Personal Income Tax from commercial drivers who are members of “ our great association”.
“As partners with the state government in her developmental programmes, it will be absurd to go against what will bring quick and desired development to the state. We want to correct this impression being created by our detractors that RTEAN is against the successful implementation of the collection of tax from commercial drivers in the state”, the union said.