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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Recession: Anambra state governor suspends taxes and levies on wheel barrow pushers, hawkers, others

As part of efforts to cushion the harsh effects of the current economic recession, the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, yesterday, announced the immediate suspension of sale of emblems, collection of wheel barrow tax and hawkers permit in all parts of the state. Governor Obiano announced this in a broadcast entitled ‘Rising from the brink,’ yesterday September 21st.

He said his administration had lowered Okada and Keke levies to N50 and N200 daily respectively to cushion the effect of the recession.

“I am happy to announce to you that I have come up with a stimulus package that will ease the pain of the recession and help our dear state bounce back to prosperity. I want to assure you that the government of Anambra State is fully aware of the difficulties you are going through in your families, in your businesses and in your various communities . I wish to assure you that you are not alone. I feel your pain. Our country’s painful journey into the current recession is fairly known to us. The events that triggered this decline are very well documented in the public domain. I wish to assure you that after a careful study of the situation,I am more convinced now than ever before that with our fundamentals, our infinite capacity to come back from deficits and our implicit faith in God, our story should be different in Anambra State.  
Consequently, our intervention which comes in four key areas which are tax relief programme, special intervention programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs and Large Enterprises, social intervention programme for low income households and intervention in infrastructure-for-jobs. The objective of the tax relief programme is to evaluate existing taxes, levies and fees in the state and introduce some waivers and in some cases, scrap the collection of some illegal levies imposed on our people to cushion the impact of the recession on households in the state. Next is the special intervention programme for Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs and large enterprises. This sector of the economy accounts for over 800,000 jobs in Anambra State today. These businesses are suffering from the acute drop in the supply of foreign exchange at the moment and are left with two options; scale down their operations or shut down completely. My role as your governor is to envisage challenges and provide solutions that will ensure a speedy comeback from difficult situations that require the power and might of a state government.  
This is what my administration has done in the past two years through Anambra Small Business Agency. This agency is a very important institution I created to serve as a catalyst to our domestic economy. So far, ASBA has effectively distributed the sum of N1.5bn as start-up capital to many SMEs and MSMEs in Anambra State. These funds are part of the N2bn that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, made available to states about two years ago to help stimulate local entrepreneurship across the country.”he said

33 comments:

Bonita Bislam said...

Wow commendable act. Something other governors should emulate

vinna saviour said...

It's well

ELVIS EMEKA said...

Very good. Please someone should wake Okowa a.k.a sleeping beauty from his deep slumber.

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Lube-section said...

intelligent move

Precious Agomoh said...

Eyaa! He did well. Other Govor shd emulate.

livingstone chibuike said...

Nice

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

What a heavenly governo.
Where is clueless Ambode and his apc criminals governor hope they are seeing this?
HOW I WISH THIS MAN IS NIGERIA PRESIDENT EW FREEBORN WEPT!
this is what we call leader, a man who feel the plight of his people.
Ambode and terrorist buhari make una keep fooling una selfs.


















#sad indeed

Saphire Muna said...

Lord Jesus.... Am in tears.. Lols... Thanks to God, thanks to this man., Our amiable governor, Willy Obiano..... In lagos here, I boarded keke, and the man said the tp has increased because government jst increased their ticket money from 1500 per day to 2k,. Here is my governor, a man with interest of his people at hrt, reducing keke ticket from whatever amount to two hundred naira..... When other states are banning Street hawkers, my governor shows mercy to them.... What a heavenly man..... I never knew people hawking in the market.. Asin people without shops in the market, Who hawk their stuffs pays for tickets too.... One was telling me the other day, they pay for two tickets everyday... One for iyaloja, one for state Government.... Such a pity...... God bless Obiano... God bless anambrarians.... Goodluck Nigeria















............. Liber maniac.........

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmm


...merited happiness

7b9b611e said...

better Governor, i love my state. best a state can do for the poor, amawims, the forgotten, the abandoned. God bless my state more. hey lagos gov, is time to leave ur pride and learn from us ambode ok. Engr Emeka...

Stanley Mako said...

What a touching relieved. Kudos to my Governor.

Eze Chinyere said...

My able governor. keep the good work and God bless you. God bless Anambra

Uju Phil said...

Oh yeah...that's my Governor,Obiano is obviously working,trying his best to alleviate the sufferings and hardship brought about by this devilish president and his senseless policies. Bravo Sir...!!!

Uju Phil said...

Oh yeah...that's my Governor,Obiano is obviously working,trying his best to alleviate the sufferings and hardship brought about by this devilish president and his senseless policies. Bravo Sir...!!! #ManWeySabi

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Yay! My governor. Willie is working

YUCEE said...

Better governor. 2nd term loading.

Anonymous said...

Ole u a planing for ur second tern,u cant get it

APPLE said...

Action governor.

APPLE said...

Continue to serve your people well .

Anonymous said...

Chubby Mrs Ladoke Needs A Clean Guy For BEDmatics In Lagos

Juliet Iwuno said...

Better Governor. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless you for put a smile on people face. N i want other state governor to do the same especially BUHARI (EVIL MAN)

OSINANL said...

NICE ONE!

ogochukwu umeonwuka said...

This is a leader who feels the plight of his people. May God grant you the wisdom and strength to continue to lead your people, God bless Willie Obiano and the good people of Anambra state.

Sam Don said...

That's what they call leadership. May God Continue to bless him with enough wisdom. Other Governors should emulate

Emy said...

This is what i call purposeful leadership. Government with direction and work to impact the lives of people positively. Weldone Sir. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Obiano is a man after my heart, so nice and kind hearted a man with heart of gold i love u plenty, may u continue 2 wax from glory 2 glory i dnt kia wot ppl say abut u,but u are my best dear tnx #Nonny.com

christie benjamin said...

Mr. Obiano, any wise person will know what you're up to....why try to buy their votes again like Mr. Obi did to get u to that seat?? Election will decide whether you'll still be on that seat or not. #justcantwait

Vivian Reginalds said...

heya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Musa simon audu said...

Better governor,nice one.... #Lindatakenote

Mamma said...

Anambra is indeed d best state now.May God give u d wisdom n strenght to do more.Proud to be an Anambrarian

Charles Ifeco said...

i wish other state could replicate this. When i was in Port Harcourt, doing business wasn't easy with all the touts around the streets and junctions. You can't even display your small goods anywhere without it being shattered away and still u will pay ticket.I thought Uyo could be better. the guys around plaza are just too mean! they do not care if you have made sale at all. Life is really mean but will never stop until we tell this story in full

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