AMAC Advises Abuja Residents not to Fall Victim of Fake Revenue Collectors


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The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has advised residents of the federal capital to be alert so as not to fall victim of persons parading as fake revenue officers.

Mrs Abiodun Essiet, Special Adviser to Abuja Municipal Area Council Chairman on ICT, Civil  Society Organisations and donor agencies, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

“It is necessary for business owners in Abuja Municipal Area Council to verify the authenticity of persons asking them to pay one due or the other.

“Anyone posing as a revenue officer must produce an identity card. People should also insist on taking the picture of the officer and send a message to us using our various social media platforms.

“Immediately we get such messages, we will respond.

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“They can also come to the council’s secretariat to get clarification on issues regarding tax payment,” she said.

On the allegation by one Layla Ali-Othman, a restaurant owner, that AMAC revenue department sealed her restaurant, Essiet said that the action was not carried out by AMAC officials.

“We have investigated the matter and found that it was the Department of Public Health from FCTA that went to her restaurant. It was not AMAC officials.

“It is good for business owners to know that not all dues are collected by AMAC,” she added.

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