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The Government of Enugu State has announced the introduction of the Unified E-Ticket Scheme, to promote a digital economy, eliminate multiple taxation and grow the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR).
The Government made this known in a press statement signed by the Executive Chairman, of Enugu State Internal Revenue Services, Angela Chilotam Nnamani, pointing out that it is In line with the mandate of Dr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah’s administration in the State.
Nnamani emphasised that the unified e-ticket is an electronic ticket for the collection of taxes from the informal sector, such as road taxes, including tickets from tricycles, buses, tippers, emblems, and passengers’ manifests. Others are revenues from markets and artisans.
She further stated that this scheme has been introduced to make tax payment easy and convenient for all citizens while eliminating harassment and loss of government revenue. All payments and enforcement shall be done using online and agency banking tools.
‘By this announcement, the government hereby bans all forms of paper tickets across the state. Citizens are enjoined to purchase their daily tickets through our approved e-ticket agents across the state. Your ticket will be vented to your vehicle plate number/shop number, and enforcers will also confirm your purchase using online means only. Anybody found selling paper tickets will be severely sanctioned.’
The new e-ticket scheme will commence on 11th August, 2023′.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the Government of Enugu State has announced a ban on the collection of levies and tolls on highways and roads in the State under any guise.
This was made known in contained in a statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia on Monday which was made available to The Eastern Updates.
The statement reads ‘the Enugu State Government views with utmost displeasure the activities of those who constitute nuisance on our roads and deploy all manner of crude tactics to extort monies from vehicles transporting goods, farm produce and livestock in our state, in the name of a collection of levies and tolls on behalf of government.’