• Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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Soludo tasks traders, businessmen on Anambra’s revenue boost

Soludo tasks traders, businessmen on Anambra’s revenue boost

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has reached out to the traders to help improve the revenue base of the State while commending the leadership of Ochanja Central Market, Onitsha for wining the star prize on revenue generation.

Governor Soludo lauded Bonaventure Muo-led Executive of the market for the feat and urged them not to relent even as he advised traders in Onitsha to sustain the revenue generation.

Ochanja Central Market, Onitsha came first in revenue collection in one year under review to win the star prize, while Onitsha Main Market and Ogbaru Relief Market were second and third respectively.

The governor represented by Ernest Ezeajughi, his Chief of Staff at the presentation of prize to the winner in Awka, also commended Humphrey Anuna, the President-General of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders’ Association (ASMATA) for his efforts towards the market IGR increase.

“Anuna has also introduced the ASMATA newspaper, “Traders’ Voice,” that no successive administrations have done, to help project market activities,” Soludo said.

The governor urged the markets that did not get the much expected IGR to work harder even as he advised the star prize winner, to be wary of ‘overtake’ by maintaining the position.

“The Anambra Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Greg Ezeilo, is also working hard, and that is the increase you are seeing in IGR.

“We inherited insecurity, decayed infrastructure but with the money generated in Ochanja Central Market, Onitsha Main Market, Ogbaru Relief (Main)market and others, we were able to change the narratives,” he said.