Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State has said the payment of tax or any form of state revenue by cash will no longer be tolerated.
He stated this at the stakeholders’ sensitization on Sokoto State Revenue Integration and Consolidation Law, 2019, at the Sultan Muhammad Maccido Institute of Quranic Recitation and General Studies, Sokoto.
“This law is going to help in improving the provision of quality education, adequate security, water supply, bridging of housing deficit and other social amenities for the people of the state, said Tambuwal.
“The law will be passed by the state House of Assembly soon and take off in about six weeks from now, precisely on May 1, 2020.
“Let me assure the people of the state that this administration will judiciously make use of the tax collected.”
He called on the people of the state to ensure payment of their taxes, saying the wage bill of the state stood at N3bn, while the state allocation was around N4.2bn.