In its efforts to improve its Internally Gener­ated Revenue, Pla­teau State Government has appealed to citizens of the state to pay their taxes as at when due.
The appeal was made by Governor Simon Lalong while speaking at the 3rd edition of Pla­teau State Stakeholders Roundtable Engagement on Taxation, held in Jos.
He said “The 3rd edi­tion of the annual stake­holders engagement on taxation has yet again afforded the opportunity to review and re-exam­ine how best to enhance a win-win business en­abling environment for our people.
“I appeal to stakehold­ers and esteemed taxpay­ers to be committed to their civic duty of pay­ing taxes, stressing that this would make them do more for the people of the state.
He also commended the revenue service for the initiative taken to identify and reward organisations and individuals whose tax performance records were assessed and found to be worthy of such rec­ognition.
According to him, do­ing the aforementioned is a motivation to taxpay­ers and I enjoin others to take immediate steps to update the status of their tax obligations for possible future recogni­tion and awards such as these.
“We are also not rest­ing in exploring the comparative advantage we have in the Mineral Resources Sector”, he maintained.
“Government has on her part taken proactive measures to diversify the performance of the real sector”, he stressed.
In her earlier remarks, the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Tamakat Weli, said IGR is the life­line of any state.
She commended the governor for his efforts at boosting the IGR of the State.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Chairman of Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, PSIRS, Mr Dashe Arlat, appealed to tradi­tional institutions and all stakeholders at the local government level to increase their support for tax administrators by way of advocacy and advancing taxation as a civil responsibility. - The Authority