By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Kogi State governorship candidate for the Action Alliance (AA), Mr. Olayinka Braimoh, has promised to overhaul the tax revenue sector to attract investors into the state if elected governor in November 2023.
He made the promise, yesterday, while briefing journalists on his agenda, which he described as Heart Project to restore Kogi State, in Lokoja.
Braimoh said: “What is happening in Kogi is that money is not circulating. We need money to come into the state; this can be done through new investment opportunities. So, what we are going to do is to ensure we reduce taxes so that companies can stay here and employ more people; then the money will start circulating.
“My administration will never be dependent on federal allocation,” he assured.
The AA governorship candidate also promised to initiate policies and programmes that would take the state out from the shackles of poverty.
He said his agenda, which include education, rule of law, social justice and agriculture, would all be overhauled to restore the lost glory of the state.
Braimoh added: “Government should have no business increasing its taxes just because it wants to make money.
“It will end up impoverishing its citizens, making life difficult for them. I will ensure that more money remains in the pockets of our citizens.”
“I have been operating at the global level. I travel a lot. I have worked with a lot of people and people know me for doing business with passion and business is about personal relationship.
“We believe that we can attract investors and we believe that we can secure investment in Kogi State, rule of law will be protected and they would be able to generate employment for the people of the state” he started.
The young estate developer further assured of a robust administration, with policies that would ensure money meant to boost the coffers of state government is not diverted.