NICOBPA to Curb Multiple Taxation in Niger State
For businesses to strive in Niger State, the state Coalition of Businesses and Professional Associations (NICOBPA) on Sunday said they will curb the menace of multiple taxation to allow business to grow.
The Chairman of the Association Alhaji Abdullahi Sadiq made this known at the press conference in Minna that multiple taxation has led to relocating of many industries in the country to other African countries.
According to him, this necessitated NICOBPA to held workshop on sustainable growth through security as well a security summit to avoid cross boarder crime and crisis with the neigbouring states like Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Kaduna , FCT and others so as to secured conducive environment for investors.
He noted that the association was established in 2009 with 22 associations but in 2010 had around table discussion and integrated other 21 associations in addition so as to carry all stakeholders along in the effort to succeed in their set goals.
Alhaji Sadiq added that the revival of local industries will create more jobs for the teaming youths, reduce crimes and generate revenue for the social economic development even as they advocated for policies on the business and industrial revolution in the state.
The Chairman stated that NICOBPA through its Consultant this year June has carried out survey of four major towns of Minna, Suleja, Bida and Kontagora in the state as it has discovered that Bida is the most secured town for investments.
while Suleja is most volatile due to influx of people into the town as Minna and Kontagora has little threats which are not very serious therefore, called on investors to come to invest in Niger state adjudged to be one of the most peaceful state in the country.
He lamented that counter part fund of N1.2billion by Bank of Industries can not be access by investors in the state