Jigawa council, DFID sensitise residents on payment of levies

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HADEIJA – The Hadejia Local Government in Jigawa says has begun a community sensitisation encourage the people pay government levies.

The Sole Administrator of the council, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, made the disclosure at one of such exercises Friday in Hadejia.

According Lawan, the sensitisation is organised in collaboration the state government and the British Department for International Development (DFID).

He said the necessary because the government had initiated the “Demand Notice and Customer Teller enhance administration and generation.

Lawan, represented by a director in the council, Alhaji Ahmed Abudullahi, said that under the new system, businesses would pay through banks and Point of Sale (POS) machines.

According to him, only petty will henceforth pay taxes through the collection system.

Lawan noted that the council would ensure the sensitisation conducted in all the places, motor parks and every other public place.

Muntari Wada, the Representative of DFID, said the organisation had initiated a ”Growth and Employment (GEMS-3) ” to state and local governments to enhance revenue generation.

Wada added that the would also focus the transformation of land administration and encourage investment at the grassroots.

He called community and religious as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the . (NAN) —————————————————————————————————————

Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Agency secures acommodation for 4,151 intending pilgrims (metro)

BIRNIN KEBBI – The Chairman of Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Abdullahi Shema, on Friday said that the board had secured accommodation in Saudi Arabia for 4,151 pilgrims for the 2014 Pilgrimage.

Shema disclosed this in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi.

The chairman, who did not disclose the of houses, said 4,151 Pilgrims would be accommodated close to the Holy Kaaba.

He said that the accommodation and welfare committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Nuraddeen Kangiwa, assisted in securing the accommodation.

“We have secured accommodation close to the Holy Mosque to assist the pilgrims in observing religious rites during the 2014 hajj without hitches”.

Shema said that 20 per cent of pilgrims who could not perform the pilgrimage last year and had not collected the balance of deposits would be considered before others this year.

He called on intending Pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and to exhibit a high level of while in Saudi Arabia. (NAN)