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Okorocha Threatens To Dethrone Monarchs In Communities With Less Than 2000 Taxable Adults

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Okorocha Threatens To Dethrone Monarchs In Communities With Less Than 2000 Taxable Adults

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November 15, 2016 – Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha Threatens To Dethrone Traditional Rulers In Communities With Less Than 2000 Taxable Adults

The Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, has threatened to dethrone traditional rulers who fail to register a minimum of 2000 adults for a N3, 000 per head levy. The traditional rulers have till January 2017 to comply or be sacked.

The governor gave the hint in Owerri, the state capital while addressing officials and members of the Community Government Council; State Development Council, traditional rulers; and other stakeholders.

The governor also said traditional rulers would be recognised based on the amount raised through the levy.

Okorocha promised that his government would give each autonomous community N4m to make a total of N10m required to establish a cottage industry in each community.

He warned that communities that did not have evidence of 2000 taxable adults risk disqualification while their traditional rulers would be denied recognition by the government.

Arthur Egwim, a member representing Ideato South State Constituency and his Ikeduru State Constituency counterpart, Thaddeus Oguike, said any traditional ruler whose autonomous community registered up to 10,000 adults would be accorded first class traditional ruler status; communities that register 5000 adults would be accorded second class status; communities that register from 2000 to 4999 taxable adults would be recognised as third class; while communities that fail to register up to 2000 adults would have their traditional rulers demoted to village heads.



  1. Bigdady

    November 15, 2016 at 5:18 AM

    Okorocha again ? Another palaver again for imo state people, and this is another authoritarian approach to the minors … clueless leadership rochas and your oga on top buhari .nigeria are watching you people system of governance.

  2. Danti

    November 15, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Tax move is a good sense of direction, but entwine or entrust it to these traditional rulers will be problematic. Some hellishly poor folks may not be able to pay that amount at once, there should be various ways of getting citizens to pay their taxes within a fiscal year.

  3. Bok

    November 15, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    this are bunch of thieves, Rochas is using this means to make money as his tenure is coming to an end.

  4. Olachi Offor

    November 15, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Never heard of this one before, things are so bad that the government are now trying to milk the village people, where will they get the money. Chai chai chai, there is God ooo. The government do not have money yet they gave millions of dollars to support USA presidential election, now that D.Trump won and not their own person how will they get their money back. Na wao oo, wahala dey, this hardship for Niger has just began.

  5. Azunna

    November 15, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    To Imolites, i will ask you to remain firm to your stand of saying NO to the dictator called Rochas. This is very unfortunate, judging from what is obtained from other states. I hope Mr. President is watching. Rochas should equally consider life after being the governor today. May be, is more than God.

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    November 15, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Is it from the tax paid by the communities they wil pay the stipend to the traditional rulers?

  7. Merit Brown

    November 15, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Okorocha is not an Igbo man…..he belong to North.
    It is only in Buhari regime that Governors are dethroning Traditional Rulers like Oshiomhole did cos the man did not endorse his candidate, very bad.

  8. Corruption will Kill 9ja.

    November 16, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Okorocha is a thief and glutton financial hog and buffoon. His so-called “Rescue Mission” in Imo State has turned to “Enslave Mission”.Yeye de smell.

  9. uche

    November 16, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Tax is good and better when the money is utilized. Also if I may ask: What type of tax in the world that can be imposed without knowing the income of the payer. Should we call this a compulsory levy or tax as imposed on Imolites

  10. sola olaniyi

    November 16, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    which 1 be this again o Okorocha

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