By Monday Osayande
A former Executive Director of Income Tax of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Hon. Charity Amayenvbo, has lampooned Governor Godwin Obaseki for claiming that his administration has created 150,000 jobs in the state.
Amayenvbo, who spoke in Benin City, described as unfounded lies and sham the claims that Obaseki created over 150,000 jobs since 2016.
He said he had personal discussion with the Governor on the issue when he was a Director in the State’s internal revenue service, whereby he failed to substantial claims that over 150,000 jobs had been created.
To the former Director, Obaseki could not provide evidence of employment of the 150,000 Edolites when challenged.
According to him, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, called for a meeting where he demanded an explanation as to why the purported 150,000 jobs had no effect in the state’s tax system as no new entrants were captured but when asked to provide details of the beneficiaries for capture, and with additional reminders weeks after, the governor couldn’t provide any.
“When I was still in Edo State Internal Revenue Service as Executive Director, Income Tax, Obaseki called us for a meeting; he told us he has created over 150,000 jobs through Edo Jobs and queried why they were not captured in the Tax system.”
“The next day we wrote a request letter to Edo jobs to send us the names and companies that employed the 150,000 people to enable us to trace them for capturing, we waited over a month, No reply”
“We wrote a reminder, two weeks after, still no reply; After three months we wrote another, but only to get a call asking me if I am now an opposition”