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Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Babygiwa(f): 5:31pm On Jul 16, 2018
…commends him on effective IGR utilization for development

…calls on other Governors to emulate him


The Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Mr. Tunde Fowler has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for putting in place a proficient and “unparalleled” tax regime, which has ensured that the state exceeded the 15 percent tax revenue to GDP benchmark suggested by the United Nations for the funding of budgets.

The JTB Chairman, who is also the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) also applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for the unprecedented growth in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Enugu State as well as the judicious utilization of the said funds for the rapid development of the state.

Fowler, who spoke during the 141st meeting of the board holding in Enugu, which had in attendance chairmen of the Board of Internal Revenue from the 36 states of the federation, also lauded the governor for his quality leadership, giant development strides in the state and “excellent” hospitality.

He, therefore, called on other governors to emulate Gov. Ugwuanyi’s measures in enhancing the efficiency and productivity of his state’s Board of Internal Service for improved revenue profile in their various states.

The chairman stated that the objective of the meeting, themed: “Leveraging on ICT for Efficient Tax Administration and Revenue Enhancements, Focusing on States IRS”, was to discuss tax matters and how to provide better services as well as “look at contracts executed with tax payers’ money”.

While further appreciating Gov. Ugwuanyi for his effective utilization of tax payers’ money for the rapid development of the state, Fowler advised the visiting Chairmen of BIR to share the experience with their governors, accordingly.

He said: “As you come to Enugu, you can see how tax monies were used. Following the testimony given by the Chairman of Board of Internal Revenue of Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Odo, as a good friend, all the Chairmen are supposed to have the copies of advance sheets to their Governors for them to see what was going on in Enugu State and how things are supposed to be done”.

He maintained that tax revenue is “no doubt the only means to ensure sustainable economic and social development”, emphasizing their role “as tax administrators to carry out our duties diligently to ensure that all the current tax revenue is collected as at when due”.

According to him, “looking at the figures of Enugu State, I would like to congratulate you (Ugwuanyi) that the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service is living up to its responsibilities in the area of increasing the state’s revenue base. It has exceeded this figure (UN 15% benchmark) already.

“The measures you have taken to enhance the efficiency of your Board in Enugu State are unparalleled. At this point, I call on other governors to do what is being done in Enugu State and if within six months we cannot see any difference, we will say something is wrong.

“But, I am sure these measures taken by the Enugu State Revenue Service if taken by other state governors, our revenue profile will improve tremendously”.

Declaring open the event, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who welcomed the participants to the state, disclosed that his administration, in realizing the need to reduce its dependence on the then dwindling statutory receipts from the Federation Account, “immediately embarked on the reform of public finances in the state to align with our developmental priorities and realities”.

The governor added that the state government also repositioned the state’s Internal Revenue Service through the appointment of a board of seasoned professionals; establishment of new Revenue Courts; enactment of the Land Use Assessment Appeal Tribunal Law; reorganization of the board to meet the required standards to deliver the desired results, etc.

“We are glad to report that these measures have made a tremendous impact on our revenue streams, enabling our IGR to peak at N22 billion last year in contrast to the N14 billion we collected in the whole of the 2016 fiscal year”, he added.

Gov. Ugwuanyi noted his administration’s prudent management of the state’s financial resources was responsible for the numerous “unprecedented development programmes” it has implemented so far to make life more meaningful for the people. He stressed that with the lean receipts from the Federation accounts, the state government has continued to pay workers’ salaries on or before 25th of every month; paid all civil servants the 13th month salary as Christmas Bonus and the June salaries despite the non-receipt of the FAAC allocation for the month.

The governor also used the occasion to appeal to JTB Chairman to intervene on the over N18 billion debt in back duty taxes collectively owed the Enugu State government by federal institutions and agencies, namely; the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH); the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN); the Federal Orthopedic Hospital Enugu; the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Enugu; the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu; the Project Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu; the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Other speakers such as the Executive Secretary of JTB, Sir Oseni Elamah mni and Chairman of Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, Prince Emeka Odo also hailed Gov. Ugwuanyi’s good governance and commitment to the success story of the revenue board. #amokelouis

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Babygiwa(f): 5:31pm On Jul 16, 2018
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (middle) with the Chairman, Joint Tax Board, Mr. Tunde Fowler (3rd right); Executive Secretary of the Board, Sir. Oseni Elamah (2nd right); Enugu State Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Eucharia Offor (3rd left); Chairman, State's Internal Revenue Service, Prince Emeka Odo (4th left), others, during the 141st meeting of the JTB, yesterday.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Merimental(m): 5:36pm On Jul 16, 2018
GOD BLESS COAL CITY, 042, Ugwuanyi is a testimony dat good governance is not by miracle but genuine leader doing wats right.

leadership is about serving d ppl not d oda way round.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by amaniro: 5:38pm On Jul 16, 2018
if every governor in Nigeria is like uguanyi $ambode, Nigeria would have been in great shape.



if he doesn't win governor of the year, don't know who will

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by dignity33: 5:50pm On Jul 16, 2018
Enugu is in the hand of God, I also extend my humble salute to people like Suliven, DSP Ekweremadu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka and the greatest Governor himself Gburugburu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Napoleondegreat: 6:18pm On Jul 16, 2018
That's my Governor there.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Ayoswit(f): 6:27pm On Jul 16, 2018
Dats good

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by SpecialAdviser(m): 6:28pm On Jul 16, 2018
amaniro:
if every governor in Nigeria is like uguanyi $ambode, Nigeria would have been in great shape.



if he doesn't win governor of the year, don't know who will

Ambode is a good governor just like Ugwuanyi is.
But there are reasons I have believed Ugwuanyi is better than Ambode and I I want only the non nepotic well reasoning people to engage me.

No sentiment. No tribalism. No insults please. Mature people.

Below are the reasons Ugwuanyi is better than Ambode.

1) Ugwuanyi does not receive close to what Ambode receive from the federal govt.

2) Ugwuanyi have many rural community to develop unlike Ambode whose development is just Lagos city.

3) Enugu internally generated revenue cannot be compared to Lagos.

4) Lagos has private interest development with numerous sky scapper by companies as example.

5) Ambode has sea access and can bring in any good from abroad easily.

Any objection?

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by nuti(m): 6:29pm On Jul 16, 2018
Where is Okorohausa? When his mates are receiving awards

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Dottore: 6:30pm On Jul 16, 2018
Ok
Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by TroubleMaker47(m): 6:33pm On Jul 16, 2018
When even the opposition congratulates you then you know you are blessed even amongst men!
If Fayose had performed half of what his Enugu counterpart did, dat election woulda been a walk over for PDP!

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Mikeross62: 6:34pm On Jul 16, 2018
I think he his trying

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Fatherofdragons: 6:38pm On Jul 16, 2018
SpecialAdviser:


Ambode is a good governor just like Ugwuanyi is.
But there are reasons I have believed Ugwuanyi is better than Ambode and I I want only the non nepotic well reasoning people to engage me.

No sentiment. No tribalism. No insults please. Mature people.

Below are the reasons Ugwuanyi is better than Ambode.

1) Ugwuanyi does not receive close to what Ambode receive from the federal govt.

2) Ugwuanyi have many rural community to develop unlike Ambode whose development is just Lagos city.

3) Enugu internally generated revenue cannot be compared to Lagos.

4) Lagos has private interest development with numerous sky scapper by companies as example.

5) Ambode has sea access and can bring in any good from abroad easily.

Any objection?


NONE

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by booblacain(m): 6:38pm On Jul 16, 2018
amaniro:
if every governor in Nigeria is like uguanyi $ambode, Nigeria would have been in great shape.



if he doesn't win governor of the year, don't know who will

what is Ambode doing?

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by PeaceGord: 6:49pm On Jul 16, 2018
Loui nwa Amoke.
Ime aga?

Ob'd g n'aza Babygiwa?
Onwekwemer'he onye özö n'aza Agbotikuyo.

Dianyi, unu n'etiten Gburus mkpu ó'm!

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by KwoiZabo(m): 6:49pm On Jul 16, 2018
I was at Enugu last month, I was really impressed.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by missbehave247(m): 6:56pm On Jul 16, 2018
Enugu State is indeed in the hands of the lord...... God bless Gburu Gburu

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by thatigboman: 6:58pm On Jul 16, 2018
KwoiZabo:
I was at Enugu last month, I was really impressed.
Enugu city is indeed very beautiful. Go to Nsukka where Ugwuanyi is from, he has tarred all d roads, dualised some and even created fresh roads. The guys is indeed good. So also was Sillivan Chime.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by GavelSlam: 7:00pm On Jul 16, 2018
Very good and deserving of commendation.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by BreakupNigeria: 7:22pm On Jul 16, 2018
I love this cool

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Archbishop88: 7:26pm On Jul 16, 2018
See beta Governor.. Dz man suppose be Ekiti man, achieving without making notice. Abeg make we swap ooo. Fayose has kuku said he is a biafran. As from today we dash Eastern Nigeria.
Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Homeboiy: 7:34pm On Jul 16, 2018
PeaceGord:
Loui nwa Amoke. Ime aga?
Ob'd g n'aza Babygiwa? Onwekwemer'he onye özö n'aza Agbotikuyo.
Dianyi, unu n'etiten Gburus mkpu ó'm!
Di anyi oga bu aga?

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Homeboiy: 7:35pm On Jul 16, 2018
NCANTaskForce:
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is nothing but a wicked killer and land snatcher, True he is paying salaries & fixing his local government more than any other place, But he is a crooked governor & only God will punish him for the people of Amechi, Amen.

Ewu obimo ka gu oyi

akrikpakpa gbagbue chi gi

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Jesus5656: 7:35pm On Jul 16, 2018
NCANTaskForce:
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is nothing but a wicked killer and land snatcher, True he is paying salaries & fixing his local government more than any other place, But he is a crooked governor & only God will punish him for the people of Amechi, Amen.
Nwannem what happened??
Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Nobody: 7:36pm On Jul 16, 2018
This is what happens when a governor runs his state like a business. Sadly, this is what is lacking in Nigeria.

Nigerian governors should stop seeing their state as a place to steal from. They should instead look at themselves as business men with huge capital - their state's finances being the capital.

What do CEOs of companies do with capital? They look for opportunities and then invests in them, eliminating waste, reducing and streamlining operational costs and increasing productivity. It starts by setting a strategy and then putting together some initiatives to drive or power that strategy - placing emphasis where opportunities exists the most and resisting the temptation of white elephant or political projects.

This is what a modern and competent governor should do with his state's finances, instead of sharing it to sycophants and/or stealing some using overpriced projects.

The best economies, America in particular, functions this way. Do this as governor and see how quickly you'll turn around the economic feat of your state.

Congrats to Governor Ugwuanyi!

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by Kulas: 7:43pm On Jul 16, 2018
I think my Governor's over performance has placed him in a position to contest for presidency instead of 2nd as Governor so as to dislodge this Cattle president that knows nothing but under performance and aiding certificate forgery

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Re: Ugwuanyi Has Exceeded UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark, Says Joint Tax Board by valopotosky(m): 7:45pm On Jul 16, 2018
Enugu is indeed in the hands of God. my recent visit to Enugu really shocked me. Gov Ugwuanyi is really a grassroot mobilizer. Am actually thinking and hoping that if God answer my prayer of getting a lecturing Job in ESUTH, i will re-locate to the state of my birth. contact me on 07065420103 if u can help me with a lecturing Job in Enugu and i will forever be grateful. am currently on my Ph.D.

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