The Enugu State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed the re-appointment of Mr Emeka Odo as the Chairman, Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue Service.
Odo gave an account of his stewardship to the State’s Internal Revenue Board in the last four years in Enugu, adding that he had automated the revenue collection system in the state, to block revenue leakages.
He noted that the automation of the revenue collection system had greatly boosted the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Odo said that Enugu State generated more than N31 billion in 2019, as against the N14 billion generated in 2016, when he assumed office.
He said that cash payment of revenue had been outlawed in the state, adding that he was currently working on a bill that would specify agencies responsible for revenue collection in the state.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the House, Chief Edward Ubosi, congratulated Odo on his re-appointment and charged him to address the issue of multiple taxation in the state.
Ubosi said the seventh Assembly would come up with legislation that would streamline tax collection in the state, to guard against multiple taxation, to avoid scaring away potential investors from the state.
The House thereafter adjourned to June 11 for further legislative activities.