Governor Udom Emmanuel has stopped indefinitely daily sales of tickets, emblems and haulage by revenue agents in the transport sector of the state.
This follows the recent directives by Akwa Ibom State Government for a stop in the collection of taxes from different sectors of the State economy, through the Board of Internal Revenue.
To this end, the Commissioner for Transport and Solid Minerals, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Uno Etim Uno has called on ticket sellers and revenue agents in the transport sector to stop the sales of all forms of daily tickets, emblems and haulage indefinitely till further directives by Governor Udom Emmanuel.
It could be recalled that, Governor Udom Emmanuel had during the last Executive Council Meeting held at Government House, Uyo, on Friday 3rd July, 2020 granted tax reliefs to Akwa Ibom people.
While addressing Government House Correspondents on the development, the Commissioner for Information, Sir Charles Udoh had said, the tax relief, was part of response by the State Government to the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and businesses in Akwa Ibom State.
The stop on daily sales of tickets, emblems and haulage is therefore a clear testimony of the commitment and determination of Governor Udom Emmanuel to assuage the financial burden of the people of the state occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.