Revenue leakages: Maikalangu warns against tax payment to fake agents 

The Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has lamented the preference of tax payers in the council to boycott payment of revenue to the council’s confers.

Addressing journalists Tuesday in Abuja, Maikalangu said the tax payers prefer to pay cash to fake agents and get reduction, instead of paying to the council’s bank account for accountability.

He said many fake revenue agents have been arrested in different parts of the council and henceforth, only taxpayers who present bank tellers of their payment into the council’s account will be accepted.

He said: “The collection of revenue is not as easy as many people imagine. That’s why I set up the taskforce upon assumption of office. In fact, we recorded good results in 2023, that’s why I am relying on the taskforce to help in arresting revenue leakages abetted by fake revenue agents.

“I don’t have the accurate figures, but we arrest the fake revenue agents every day. Even yesterday, we arrested one of them. He had gone to a hotel to demand for payment. Luckily, the owner of the hotel knows me personally, so he called me and handed over the phone to the fake agent. Can you imagine that the fake agent was asking me who I am and who is my oga? That’s how to know fake agents.” he said.