Pamela Eboh, Awka
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, on Tuesday said that his government will constitute a Task Force to enforce compliance on stoppage of collection of taxes and levies from hawkers in markets across the state as the implementation is yet to get in motion.
He made the declaration in Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state while addressing a congregation that gathered for a religious programme at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministries in the town.
Governor Obiano who expressed delight that he started 2017 with God, said that though the past year was difficult, he is confident that the new year would be better.
He stressed that the relief can only be realistic if individuals apply self-effort, especially in supporting his agricultural revolution by having farms no matter how small.
The governor, who was accompanied on the visit by some officials of his government, noted that the state is not going back on its determination to ensure safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
He hailed all the security outfits in the state for working round the clock to ensure a crime-free yuletide celebrations in the state.
Obiano noted that he will waste no time in the New Year to constitute a Task Force that would check the excesses of people who are still collecting levies from hawkers.
The Governor reminded parents of the free education for children from primary one to junior secondary three to report anyone who requests for any fee from any child within the stipulated classes.
Earlier in his remark, the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministries, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obinma, appreciated the Governor for paying workers’ salaries promptly, and for fighting crime to a standstill, adding that he is happy that other states copy good governance from Anambra State.
He pledged the support of the congregation to the present administration, assuring the governor of their continued prayers.
The event featured special prayers for Governor Obiano and his wife as well as the state.