Okorocha Imposes N3,000 Development Levy On Every Adult In Imo State
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has ordered all “leviable adults” within the state to pay N3,000 every as “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.”
Duru mentioned the state had registered at the least 2,000 leviable adults in every of the 637 autonomous communities.
He added that recognised communities will function the collectors and they’re to pay not less than N6 million each.
Okorocha warned that the normal rulers of defaulting communities could have their allowances or salaries suspended.
“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 minimal grownup growth 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 normal ruler ill be suspended.
“Government has concluded arrangements to embark on sensitisation meetings with conventional rulers on the native authorities areas to further emphasize His Excellency’s directives and monitor compliance.”