Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Tuesday said multiple taxations were not good for the image of the State Government as they had adverse effect on development.
Ikpeazu stated this when members of Nigerian Medical Association, Abia State chapter, paid him a visit in Government House, Umuahia.
He said the state government had set up a revenue council saddled with the responsibility of streamlining revenue collection in the state.
The governor said the council was working to get every tax payer into one consolidated revenue sub-head, a development he said would bring an end to all forms of illegal revenue collection in Abia State.
The governor said the only way to address multiple taxations was to make tax payment simple, straight forward and easy.
According to him, people avoid tax payment when they are not sure such would go into government’s coffer.
Ikpeazu also told the doctors that his administration would look into the inauguration of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria because of its important role in healthcare delivery.
Dr. Prince Onyemachi, the Chairman of the association, called on the state government to address multiple taxationa on owners of private hospitals and clinics.
Onyemachi said the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in Abia State was not functional and urged the government to institute the necessary policies that would facilitate the inauguration of the Council.