DO NOT TAKE EBONYI FOR GRANTED: GOVERNOR UMAHI WARNS TELECOM OPERATORS

Ebonyi State News
Nov 05, 2018
DO NOT TAKE EBONYI FOR GRANTED: GOVERNOR UMAHI WARNS TELECOM OPERATORS
Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has expressed dismay over the telecommunication service providers’ show of disrespect to the State laws and called for immediate compliance from the companies and also warned them to desist from any action aimed at undermining the state as any such attempt shall be decisively resisted.
The Governor gave the warning in a meeting with the telecoms companies in Government House, Abakaliki. He wondered why the companies should be taking Ebonyi State for granted stressing that while the service providers pay levies and charges in other States of the country; they have refused to pay same in Ebonyi.
Governor Umahi who said that the law is sacrosanct noted that refusal to comply with its sections is disrespectto the State and warned that Government will no longer treat such actions with kid-gloves. He directed all the telecom providers in the State to commence payment of every outstanding debts on telecoms levies and charges and also make available the proof of purchase or lease of lands in the Sate otherwise expect revocation describing the telecoms operators attitude as unfriendly and rape on the state Internal Generated Revenue (IGR).
The Governor lamented that the major challenges of development in the State is the neglect by some investors who shy away from their obligations and resort to connivance with some people from the State to cheat Government and changed them to do the right thing as part of their contribution to the development of the State.
Speaking on behalf of the telecom companies, the South East Regional Manager,GlobacomCompany, Mr.MichaelEhumadu praised Governor Umahi for his developmental strides. He pointed out that the development on ground in Ebonyi State now is over 90%greater than what he saw about five years ago that he visited Ebonyi last and monished to ensure compliance with all the relevant laws.
 

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