Why Imo Adults Pay N3,000 Levy.
Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each starting from this Month. Read details below.
The N3,000 Levy imposed by Governor Okorocha is tagged “development levy.”
According to a statement by Louis Duru, the state Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, the money is to be used for “autonomous community adult development.”
Why Imo Imposed N3,000 Development Levy on Citizens
Duru said the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of the 637 autonomous communities.
He added that recognised communities will serve as the collectors and they are to pay not less than N6 million each.
Okorocha warned that the traditional rulers of defaulting communities will have their allowances or salaries suspended.
Louis Duru Said:
“To facilitate the payment, the state government through the ministry of CGC, since September 2016, has provided community adult registers for all autonomous communities in the state where the communities will enlist the names of at least 2000 leviable adults.”
“Consequently, Owelle Okorocha has directed that all recognised autonomous communities in Imo State should pay the minimum adult development levy of without further delay.
Any recognised autonomous community that fails to pay the development levy will be merged with sister autonomous community that had paid and the salaries/allowances of the traditional ruler ill be suspended.
Government has concluded arrangements to embark on sensitisation meetings with traditional rulers at the local government areas to further emphasize His Excellency’s directives and monitor compliance.”