Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has perfected the modality for the employment of the first set of 10,000 unemployed persons in the state in fulfillment of his electioneering promise to create 200,000 jobs.
The governor, who made the disclosure in Benin, said government would introduce the Point of Service, POS, electronic platform for revenue collection via scratch cards for those who do not have ATM cards.
Consequently, Governor Obaseki has directed Heads of Local Government administrations in the state to forward names of contractors initially contracted as revenue collectors to Government House to jumpstart the job scheme.
A statement, weekend, by the Interim Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. John Mayaki, said the submission of the contractors’ names was in furtherance of government’s avowed commitment to streamline tax collection in the state.
The statement said government’s decision followed Governor Obaseki’s meeting with stakeholders in Government House on Friday. Speaking after the meeting, Chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Chief Oseni Elamah, said the concerned contractors are those previously selected to collect revenue on behalf of the local governments.
He disclosed that the concerned contractors were also required to supply the names of their staff, phone numbers and passport photographs respectively, adding that, “this is with a view to capturing their details in our employment database.”
Source – Vanguard