Edo Government Takes Charge of Revenue Generation
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has directed that all revenue collection functions of the Government will now come under the direct supervision of the Governor’s Office.
At the end of the month of June 2023, the Governor’s Office reviewed the year-to-date revenue status of the government, showing that earnings fell under the N30bn target.
On account of that, the governor has queried all Permanent Secretaries and Heads of revenue-generating agencies within government, including the Local Government Areas (LGAs), who have not met their mid-year target.
He has ordered that they are now to come under the direct supervision of the Governor’s Office to ensure the attainment of the N62b target at the end of the year.
Police Arrest Suspect Over Assassination Attempt On Apostle Suleman
Meanwhile, the police have apprehended a 32-year-old man, Yusuf Isah, believed to be involved in the attack on the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
Newera News learnt that in October 2022, an armed group attacked the pastor’s convoy along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State.
The assault which was alleged as an assassination attempt, resulted in six deaths, including three police officers.
The Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, reported the arrest during a press briefing in Abuja.
Adejobi stated that the Intelligence Rapid Team conducted a thorough investigation leading to Isah’s arrest.
The police managed to recover five AK 47 and two K2 assault rifles, along with 180 live rounds of ammunition from the suspect.