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Tricycle Operators Should Stop Attacking Revenue Officials – Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

The Abia state government has come out to warn tricycle operators in the state against attacking the State Internal Revenue Service, ABiRS, enforcement team.

This was recently revealed via a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chris Ezem.

According to him, the government is presently investigating the assault by tricycle operators on the enforcement team of the State revenue service on Tuesday, in Aba, and the perpetrators will be severely punished.

He added that the punishment is very important because it will serve as a deterrent to others.

His words, β€œFor avoidance of doubt, the general public is to note that ABiRS and its agents are empowered by relevant laws to enforce collection of all taxes, fees and levies due to the state Government.

“Therefore, any transport union or individual(s) with the intention to cause disturbances in the State in order to stop collection of government revenues will be dealt with decisively in accordance with the laws of the country.”

”Security personnel have been placed on red alert on this matter to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators.”

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Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (born October 18,1964) is the Governor of Abia State, in office since May 29, 2015. He was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He was re-elected as the governor of Abia state after winning the March 9, gubernatorial election.

Okezie was born on October 18, 1964, to the family of late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village, Isialaukwu, Mbato Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria.

Ikpeazu attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. In 1973, while in primary five, he gained admission into Eziama High School, Aba and later moved to Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa where he took his School certificate examination in 1979. In 1980, at the age of 16, he gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to study Clinical Biochemistry and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.

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