No more multiple taxation in Rivers, says commissioner

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Rev. Paulinus Nsirim said Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration has ended multiple taxation in the state.

Nsirim said so in Port Harcourt on Monday when the newly elected executive committee of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture paid him a courtesy visit to his office.

According to a statement from his media assistant, Amieyeofori Ibim, he said, “We want PHCCIMA to have a voice. The voice of the chamber needs to be louder because we need to articulate strategies that will begin to project Rivers State to the outside world.

“I don’t think there is a state that has an integrated and comprehensive security architecture like the one Governor Nyesom Wike has put in place in Rivers State. We have conventional policing, Operation Sting, C4i and Neighborhood Watch.

Nsirim said the governor has provided the right leadership, built the right infrastructure and made the state safe for businesses to thrive.

He said: “Governor Wike has done his part. He has also properly streamlined the tax system to ensure that businesses do not suffer from multiple taxation. We need to start building the synergy that will start building on what he did for Rivers State.

“We cannot quantify in monetary terms the impact of this administration on businesses. That is why Governor Wike was quick to establish the Ease of Doing Business Council strategically designed to build a framework for business expansion.

The Chairman, PHCCIMA, Mr. Mike Elechi commended the Commissioner for projecting the Governor’s advancements in development in the state.

According to him, the chamber plans to reposition small and medium enterprises and tap the economic potential in local government areas.

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