Wike enjoins board to increase revenue generation
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has charged the state’s Board of Internal Revenue Service, to create a tax friendly environment in the state with the aim of improving internally generated revenue for more developmental projects in the state.
The Governor also urged the chairman and members of the Board to avoid distractions by alleged political blackmail and other forms of pressure in the discharge of their duties.
Governor Wike gave the charge yesterday during the inauguration of the Board at the Government House, Port Harcourt. Wike explained that the renewed revenue drive in the state was due to the dwindling revenue from the Federation Account.
He stated that the new board was selected because of their professional competence, warning them against getting themselves involved in unproductive politics.
The governor said: “It took us time to appoint members of this all-important board because of our search for persons who are professionally competent to achieve improved revenue. Members of the board were chosen strictly on their professional track record.