Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has directed all all taxable adults in the 27 local councils to pay N3,000 as development levy, The Guardian reports.
The report stated that the governor cited the need to replicate development in all 637 communities of Imo State, as a reason for the imposition of the levy.
The directive was given over the weekend when the governor inaugurated the state’s Development Council.
Okorocha also presented adult registers to government representatives in Owerri and urged the people to face current challenges and pay for their benefits, adding that every taxable adult must register.
The chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Sam Ohiri, assured execution of the order.