The Special Adviser on Abia State Internal Generated Revenue, Hon.Chimereze Okiegbo was on Wednesday I9th July 2023 on a farmilization tour to Abia State Signage and Advertising Agency No.190 Aba Road Umuahia.
The SA who stated this while commending the Agency for their work done so far, briefing them on the pattern the Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti( OFR) intend to run the government making sure that payment is done into a central account by introducting Abia PAY, also creating a template that will generate revenue for the state,The Acting GM of the Agency Deaconess Sarah Obasi in her speech appreciated the SA for coming and also witnessing the inauguration of six members committee that will look into the complaint level against the staffs of the Agency by the Abia State Outdoor Advertising practitioner Association(ASOPA), The committee which is headed by the Head of legal, Barr. Okey Kalu, The Director of Finance, Deacon Joel Onwunali, as member, Head of Enforcement, Mr. Nwogwugwu Ndubuisi as member, Head of Inspection, Mr. Nnatah Emmanuel as member, Public Relation Executive , Mr. Iheme Daniel Chibuzo as Secretary and she gave them a terms of reference :(A) to find out the true owners of the affected boards, (B) The approvals to such boards and their payment to the Agency, (C) Evidence of payments to those Boards into the State IGR and encourage them to be proactive in the discharge of their duties.
Also the SA in his advice urge the members of the committee to show dedication, zealousness and commitment to their work.
Responding the Chairman of the committee, Barr.Okey Kalu, expressed happiness for the visit of the IGR boss and finding time to identify with them and promise the Acting GM that they will give their best in the discharge of their duties.
In his vote of thanks the Director of Finance, Deacon Joel Onwunali expressed satisfaction by the visit of the SA and also listed out some of the challenges faced by the Agency including Indeaquate facilities,Non- payment of salaries, ABSAA not been recognized in the state which the SA promise to look into it.
The highpoints of the event, was the Acting GM showing the sample of works of the Agency and taken him around the Agency.
The Dignatries that were present was the Special Adviser on Internal Generated Revenue, Hon.Chimereze Okiegbo, The Acting GM, Deaconess Sarah Obasi, other heads of department, staffs were around.