Delta: Petroleum dealers threaten to shut down filling stations over alleged outrageous levies

Petroleum Sellers Affiliation, Delta State on Thursday threatened to close down all petrol stations within the state over alleged outrageous levies by Authorities Businesses.

The group requested Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to ask all events to a roundtable dialogue inside one week, a failure of which is able to end in industrial motion.

In a chat with newsmen shortly after a gathering, the Secretary of the Affiliation, Comrade Francis Agetue, mentioned problems with irregular demand notices, double taxations and outrageous payments principally from the Delta State Waste Administration Board and Committees have grow to be worrisome.

He mentioned the affiliation was now not comfy with all of the outrageous demand notices being served to their members.

He added that a few of their members have additionally been dragged to the cellular Courts.

“The worst of all of them is the one from the Delta State Waste Administration Board who’s giving out demand notices starting from 200,000 to 500,000 to each Impartial and Main entrepreneurs throughout the state.

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“We’re so aggrieved and that’s the reason as I’m right here now we’re calling on all of the filling stations within the state to close down all their shops, all their stations if they don’t cease embarrassing and harassing our members.

“We now have been having a gathering with the interior income board for a harmonised tax cost whereby we have now to pay to at least one account for Delta State collectively in order that the federal government will be capable of entry that account and the funds.

“Because of this we’re calling on each IPMAN, and the Impartial entrepreneurs that inside a fortnight we’re going to shut down all of the filling stations within the state.

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“And till the governor calls and addresses the difficulty and we all know the place we stand, who we’re paying cash to and what we’re paying for, we might stay closed.

“That is the primary time we’re going to do it and we’re going to stand by it. There is no such thing as a going again on this.

“We now have one demand discover right here from the Delta State Waste Administration Board that claims we must always pay the sum of 500,000 as nice for ‘discharge of waste/liquid into the stream, rivers, creeks, lakes, drainage, streets and no sanitary waste bin with tightfitting cowl.’

“It’s embarrassing. Which vendor goes to return out and let you know that he’s making a internet revenue of 500,000 in a yr. Let that particular person come out and inform us.”

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