By: Wisdom Acka
As the Abuja Municipal Area Council announces resumption of revenue collection, the Council Chairman, Christopher Zakka Maikalangu has warned that payments for taxes and fees be only made into AMAC accounts, but not into individual or other accounts.
Maikalangu, who gave the warning during a press briefing on Tuesday in his office, Area 10, Garki-Abuja, said that it was a serious crime to pay into unauthorized accounts, and such would attract double payment at the risk of payers, even as he advised them to be diligent while making any payment.
His words: “To avoid the pitfalls of the past, I want to enjoin the general public never to contemplate or yield to the temptation of making cash payments whatsoever.”
“I wish to warn that anyone who falls into the trap of criminal elements by making cash payments or, making any payment in an account that is not officially designated by AMAC must be ready to pay twice,” he added.
“For the avoidance of doubt, clients will be issued with demand notices by our enforcement agents with AMAC designated account numbers marked on them. The demand notices stipulate where to make payments,” the Chairman stressed.
He emphasized, “we are strongly advising the general public, especially, our esteemed clients, the taxpayers, to exercise caution by verifying any account presented to them at the point of payment”.
The AMAC Boss further recalled: “On 5th October 2022, I announced the dissolution of technical partners hired by past administrations as a result of poor service delivery and other issues connected thereto.”
Maikalangu announced that the Area Council will as from this moment, resume revenue collection in line with the provisions of the 4th schedule of the Nigerian constitution.