The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has denied claims that it owed the Rivers Internal Revenue Service (RIRS) N50 billion. NDDC director of corporate affairs, Charles Odili, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, expressed surprise at the claims of RIRS, saying that the commission’s record revealed that the claim is incorrect.
The statement reads in part: “The NDDC as a responsible corporate organisation, wishes to state clearly that it has not defaulted in meeting its tax obligations to the Rivers State Internal Revenue Services, RIRS.
“The commission is surprised that the state revenue agency is claiming an outstanding fifty billion naira (N50,000,000.00). Our records show that this is not correct. It is rather curious that the RIRS will rush to seal the gates of the Commission and disrupting activities at its headquarters, without any form of notification…” Read more