Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, says he would do all within his limits to ensure businesses thrive in the state.
Governor Uzodimma stated this when members of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN, Imo State branch paid him a courtesy call at the Government House.
He urged the members to be responsive to the hardship bedeviling the people and ensure that prices of petroleum products do not affect the masses in the state.
Chief Uzodimma stressed that his administration is committed to cooperating with business owners in the state, noting that no business would suffer a setback from state revenue services.
“We have to support and encourage you because when there is no business, there’s no state. We will do things that will make every business owner in the state happy. I assure you, I won’t support anybody to cheat you,” Governor Uzodimma assured.
Earlier the leader of the delegation Dr Chidiebere Okoroafor, thanked the Governor for the construction and maintenance of good road networks and other infrastructural development in the state, which have helped in the safe transportation of their products.
Dr. Okoroafor appealed to the Governor to look into tasks payment billed to them from the state’s internal revenue services which according to him was affecting businesses in the state.
“We are here to appeal to you to please look into that bill. When you came on board in 2020, we were paying more, you reduced it, because of the pandemic. With this high rate given to us, It’s going to be tough, it is going to bring our members down,” Mr. Okoroafor pleaded.
Ikengaonline reports that the meeting was attended by the state executive council and executives of Independent petroleum marketers association.