C'River Anti-Tax Agency Celebrates First Anniversary, Commend Gov. Ayade's Passion

The Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency, Bishop Emmah Isong, has commended Governor Ben Ayade for inventing the state anti tax policy and providing technical cover to the project.

Speaking during a Thanksgiving service yesterday at the Christian for Jesus Ministry, Calabar South, to mark one year anniversary of setting up the Agency to implement the tax exemption policy of the Ayade administration for low income earners in the state, Bishop Isong said the governor's tax exemption policy was "a strategic move done in the right direction"

On the successes of the Agency thus far, Bishop Isong said: "Today we are gathered here to celebrate the one year anniversary of the state anti-tax Agency. About this time last year, His Excellency Governor Ben Ayade delegated me to chair this Agency".

"We were mandated to ensure that low income earners throughout the state were exempted from all taxes of any kind. Today, l am happy to announce to you that His Excellency's directive has been well implemented".

"The anti-tax policy started from Cross River and because of the tremendous impacts it has recorded, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States have now replicated it".

Bishop Isong applauded the Governor for setting up the tax exemption policy and providing the team with the necessary support to ensure it was well implemented.

The Cleric who is also the presiding Bishop of Christian Central Chapel International, Calabar, extolled Ayade's well thought out policies aimed at reinventing the state, including his youth oriented policies, which has seen appointment of a plethora of young people into government.

This, according to Bishop Isong, was the reason Cross Riverians across social strata have given their support to his Administration.

The thanksgiving service was attended by top government functionaries, members of the Agency and players in the private sector,  including Dr. Alfred Mboto of the Special Services Department of the Governor's Office, Secretary of the Anti-Tax Agency, Rev Fr. Julius Adah, Rev Sister Patricia Olom, Honorable Commissioner for Commerce, Mrs Rosemary Archibong, State Security Adviser South - Mr Henry Okokon, DG Border Control Agency, Mr Noel Ugbong, the host, Reverend Asuquo Ekpenyong amongst several others.

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