Benin City – Edo state government has commenced the proposed pilot test on new revenue Collection pattern to run for three months in the three Metropolitan local governments of the state.
The state Deputy Governor,Rt Hon Philip Shaibu was at three major urban local governments – Oredo, Egor and Ikpoba-Okha yesterday to flag-off the pilot exercise.
The pilot exercise which seems to have increased the hope for the elimination of uncivilized method of revenue Collection in the state, according to the Deputy Governor is to be extended to the rest local governments after Its efficiency must have been determined.
The head of local government administration, Egor Mrs Rachael Erefo in an interview said the computerised method of revenue Collection in the state will benefit both the levy and taxpayers and government stressing that their Council has commenced sensitization and orientation on the new method.
The uncivilized manner in which revenue agents used to go about their business in the state prompted the state government to ban all forms of illegal ticketing.