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Kaduna Gov’t Seals Off KEDCO Headquarters Over N464.5m Debt

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The Kaduna Electric Distribution Company and other offices in Kaduna State have been sealed off by the state government over N464.5 million tax liability.

Naija News understands that State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) closed down the offices on Wednesday, April 21. The development was made known in a statement released today by the Board Secretary and Legal Adviser, KADIRS, Ms Aysha Mohammed.

Mohamed explained the Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s government took the drastic decision after the companies failed to settle outstanding Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) debts and withholding taxes between 2012 and 2018.

She disclosed further that the electricity company has also been deducting PAYE from staff, but not remitting to KADIRS as required by the law. Mohammed revealed that the offices will remain closed until they settle their payments.

The statement added: “We have been asking the management of the company since 2019 to pay the outstanding liability, but they refused.

“We also sent notices demanding the settlement of the liability with no response from the company as such we had no option but to seal off the offices.

“The headquarters and other sealed offices will remain close until the N464.5 million tax liability is settled,” she reiterated.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Chad has reopened its borders hours after the death of its president.

Naija News had reported on Tuesday, April 20 that Idriss Deby Itno was shot dead while combating rebels in the Sahel country.

Source: Naija News

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