By Daniel Obagha
Awka, May 20, 2021 (MOI) Chairman, Anambra State
The Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Dr David Nzekwu, has rated Anambra as number one in terms of road tax in South Eastern Nigeria.
“Anambra State is now the number one in terms of road tax in the whole of South Eastern Nigeria,’’ Nzekwu said this on in his office at Awka, when new Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, paid him a familiarisation visit.
The AIRS boss briefed the new sector commander on the cordial relationship and synergy that had existed between the state command of FRSC and AIRS.
“I am optimistic that the cordial relationship should continue.”
Nzekwu informed Mr Irelewuyi of his plans to use Blue Number Plate for government official vehicles in Anambra.
He, then, notified him of the challenges AIRS was having with FRSC on payment for the production of number plates and getting tricycle (keke) riders to begin to obtain driver’s licence.
“One of our challenges is that the money for the production of number plates is paid into a separate government account that requires a long process to pull out.
“Another challenge is in the area of getting the tricycle riders in Anambra State to register and obtain their driver’s licence. We need your help in those areas,” Nzekwu stressed.
The sector commander, Irelewuyi, promised to help in tackling the challenge.
“We will follow up the process of getting money out of the separate government account. That will not be a problem because my predecessor is still our Zonal commander.
“We will also help in getting the riders to obtain driver’s licence’’, he assured.
Irelewuyi, who was accompanied during the visit by the Deputy Route Commander, Kingsley Iloduba, assumed office in Anambra State few days ago (MOI)