Usman Ibrahim, the permanent secretary of the Kogi State Ministry of Commerce and industry has been queried over the tax issued on loaves of bread in the state. Recall that Governor Yahaya Bello had stated that he was not privy to memo in which the controversial tax was communicated to the chairperson of the Association of Master bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Kogi State branch. In a letter issued by the state’s Head of Civil service Deborah Ogunmola on Tuesday November 17, Mr Ibrahim was queried for disseminating information on the levy. Ogunmola averred that Mr Ibrahim acted without obtaining the approval of the commissioner in-charge of the ministry, and further stated that such action could earn him a dismissal. The query read; “You may also recall that I called you to my office in the morning of 16 November, 2020 after my attention was drawn to same by an Official of Government, the aim of which was to confirm the truth from you. You vehemently denied having anything to do with the viral letter, which has brought so much embarrassment to the Government of Kogi State. "Your action is clearly ultra vires of the Public Service Rules, Section 4 – 030402 (1). (N), and (0) which may lead to your dismissal from the service. “This act of serious misconduct is unbecoming of an Officer of your calibre who is expected to be above board in conduct and in the performance of your duties.” Mr Ibrahim was directed to give his response to the query within 24 hours of the receipt of the letter.The post Top Kogi government official queried over tax on loaves of bread appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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