Petroleum Sellers Affiliation, Delta State on Thursday threatened to close down all petrol stations within the state over alleged outrageous levies by Authorities Businesses.
The group requested Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to ask all events to a roundtable dialogue inside one week, a failure of which can end in industrial motion.
In a chat with newsmen shortly after a gathering, the Secretary of the Affiliation, Comrade Francis Agetue, mentioned problems with irregular demand notices, double taxations and outrageous payments principally from the Delta State Waste Administration Board and Committees have turn into worrisome.
He mentioned the affiliation was now not comfy with all of the outrageous demand notices being served to their members.
He added that a few of their members have additionally been dragged to the cell Courts.
“The worst of all of them is the one from the Delta State Waste Administration Board who’s giving out demand notices starting from 200,000 to 500,000 to each Unbiased and Main entrepreneurs throughout the state.
“We’re so aggrieved and that’s the reason as I’m right here now we’re calling on all of the filling stations within the state to close down all their retailers, all their stations if they don’t cease embarrassing and harassing our members.
“We have now been having a gathering with the inner income board for a harmonised tax fee whereby we’ve to pay to 1 account for Delta State collectively in order that the federal government will be capable to entry that account and the funds.
“For this reason we’re calling on each IPMAN, and the Unbiased entrepreneurs that inside a fortnight we’re going to shut down all of the filling stations within the state.
“And till the governor calls and addresses the difficulty and we all know the place we stand, who we’re paying cash to and what we’re paying for, we might stay closed.
“That is the primary time we’re going to do it and we’re going to stand by it. There isn’t any going again on this.
“We have now one demand discover right here from the Delta State Waste Administration Board that claims we should always pay the sum of 500,000 as nice for ‘discharge of waste/liquid into the stream, rivers, creeks, lakes, drainage, streets and no sanitary waste bin with tightfitting cowl.’
“It’s embarrassing. Which seller goes to return out and inform you that he’s making a web revenue of 500,000 in a 12 months. Let that individual come out and inform us.”