The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by the Vice President Namadi Sambo has directed the discontinuation of the practice of using non-revenue officials for collection of taxes and levies by states and federal agencies.
This is one of the recommendations by the ministerial implementation committee set by NEC on the harmonisation of taxes, following the report by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria on multiple taxation across the federation and its effect on the economy
Briefing State House Correspondents on the development the governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano, said that the council is also to direct the Inspector General of Police to dismantle all road blocks mounted on high ways for revenue collection across the country.
Also, the NECl commended the move by the Ministry of Power to train over 3,700 staff on the National Power Sector Apprenticeship Scheme.
The Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, had told the governors that for over 23 years there has not been any training for the technical manpower needed in transmission,generation and distribution sub-sector.
The governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, who spoke on the matter said the sum of 1.3 billion Naira is to be spent in funding the scheme.