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FCTA begs Abuja residents to pay tax

Most FCT residents found it difficult to pay the prescribed taxes, even though they knew that non-payment of tax was a breach of the law, claimed the FCTA.

• October 6, 2022
Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)
Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday appealed to Abuja residents to pay their taxes, especially ground rents and other land-related charges.

FCTA spokesman Muhammad Sule made the appeal during an interaction with the Abuja Editors Forum at the Archives and History Bureau, Central Business District, Abuja.

Mr Sule said the administration needed funds to provide critical infrastructure and other essential services for the well-being of the residents.

He said most FCT residents found it difficult to pay the prescribed taxes, even though they knew that non-payment of tax was a breach of the law.

The FCTA director emphasised that non-payment of tax could deny a citizen of his fundamental rights and appealed to residents to pay their taxes to avoid running foul of the law.

According to him, the FCTA leadership is breaking new ground in providing the necessary infrastructure.

He said six regional roads, as well as important roads in the satellite towns of the FCT, were being rapidly developed but that the paucity of funds was hindering the government from speedily completing some of the projects embarked upon by the FCTA.

Mr Sule said the FCT under minister Muhammad Bello inherited a lot of abandoned projects and that the FCTA was working on completing the projects in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for the nation’s capital city.

(NAN)

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