Kogi State Internal Revenue officials have been reportedly attacked by Staff of Dangote Cement Factory in Obajana while trying to effect the order of the court against the cement company over its failure to pay tax

Kingsley Fanwo who is the Commissioner Kogi State for Information and Communications revealed this in a statement released to journalist on Wednesday night.

Commissioner said in the statement that, the Kogi State Government currently got a court order against the  Dangote Cement Factory over the occasion of tax subterfuge.

Kingsley who caution that the State Government will not condone ilegallty from the Management of Dangote Cement factory noted that the management of Dangote cement factory had pleaded to the State Government to settle out of court.

However, the commissioner also said that  Mukadam Asiwaju Idris, who is the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the Service, had declared that the Cement Factory Management is not committed to the agreement.

Mr Kingsley said further that the decision of the Management of Dangote Cement Factory to attack people executing a lawful order shows they are not ready to act in a lawful manner.

His statements read in full: “Vehicles belonging to the KGIRS were attacked by staff of the company in an uncivil manner. We want to make it clear that such conduct will not be acceptable.

“As a business organisation, the Cement Company should know that tax is compulsory and they have no reason not to pay their taxes.

“The Kogi State Government is analysing reports from the incident and will take decisive steps as no one is above the laws of the land.

“As a Government, we have been a good host to Dangote Cement and many other businesses in the State. The Company may need to do more to justify the billions realized there on monthly basis. It is the duty of the State Government to protect the people”.

Ngrealnews is yet to ascertain any reactions from the management of Dangote Cement Factory as all measures to get them failed as at the period of filing this report.

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