Reports say, the Chris Manuel Ogar led board of the Cross River State Internal Revenue Service, has been dissolved by the Cross River State Government. Calitown.com sources within the IRS say the dissolution of the board was announced earlier today in circumstances that have left very few people surprised.
Recall that not too long ago, speculations were rife that certain financial indiscretions within the IRS have robbed the state of a sizable amount of revenue had certain stringent measures been in place. Fingered particularly were certain categories of staff who it was informed, have made a fortune pilfering government funds.
Again, at a retreat not too long ago, state governor, Liyel Imoke, took a swipe at the IRS for financial irregularities that somewhat culminated in the setting up of an internal audit/disciplinary panel to look at the attendant hue and cry that has been the lot of this agency of government. One person who spoke with calitown.com on conditions of anonymity said that, “… the governor dwelt on the corruption in the IRS for over an hour at that retreat and most of us knew this thing was coming, it was just a matter of time”.
Another source pointed calitown.com to the issue of number plates in the state where a ‘cabal’ in the motor licensing office, is reported to have fixed arbitrary prices on certain number plates. For instance, the source said, “ the people charge a different amount of money for Abuja number plates and will often tell you it is not available, but just pay the money and the plate number will appear”.
Ogar and his Board may have been unable to get to the root and dislodge the ‘cabal’, short changing government
Calitown.com will keep an eye on this story.
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