The State Secretary of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Cross River chapter, Comr. Victor Ndifon has appealed to the newly inaugurated Anti-Tax Agency of the state government to include the youths in the implementation of the mandate given to them which revolves around exempting low income earners from paying tax.
Comr. Ndifon made the appeal today while featuring as a guest in a current affairs programme on Canaan City 99.5 FM, Calabar. He applauded the state governor, Sen. Ben Ayade for his magnanimity and wisdom in creating the agency headed by religious leaders and appealed to the leaders of the agency to make use of the robust Youth Council structures which is spread across the 18 Local Government Areas in the state for its implementation.
According to him ” Youths constitute the majority of people in the state, running their small and medium enterprises “. And according to him, the step taken by the governor is geared towards alleviating the sufferings of young people especially those involved in commercial driving, petty trading, hotel management and other smaller businesses.
Comr. Ndifon who is a front line aspirant for the position of State chairman equally appealed to members of the newly created agency to ensure strict compliance in line with the directive of the governor. This can be achieved if the Youth council structures spread across the state is carried along in the implementation processes, Comr. Ndifon advocated.