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Kano State Warns Saboteurs Over IGR

Kano State Government last week warned some Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to desist from issuing fake drivers’ license to motorists so as not to sabotage the efforts of the state government to improve its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Chairman of the Kano State Board of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Sani Abdulkadir Dambo, who gave the warning at a press briefing, said the security agents have been instructed to henceforth fish out those who issued the fake drivers’ license to motorists, so as to prosecute them.

Dambo also noted that though it is legally acceptable for Nigerians to purchase plate numbers from any state of their choice across the country, the state government will start clamping down on those motorists who are patronising fake plate numbers from neighbouring states such as Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina at a cheaper rate.

The Chairman, who debunked the rumours making the rounds among tricycle drivers that the government is collecting almost N500 daily tax from them, said the state government will soon launch a unified tax system where motorists are expected to pay just N100 daily to discourage multiple taxation.

He advised drivers to always purchase their plate numbers and licenses as well as other IGR payments in their respective Local Government Councils, saying that the performance of each LGA on IGR will determine the sharing method of allocation for developmental projects in their localities.

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