Rivers Government Shuts NDDC Head Office Over Alleged Tax Default

Rivers State Internal Revenue Service, RSIRS, has again sealed off the Port Harcourt head-office of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over alleged tax liabilities, disrupting activities at the commission, yesterday. The state government had in April picketed the commission for allegedly owing her withholding tax estimated at over N600 million according to the RSIRS chairman, Adoage Norteh, but the tax body had backed down after a settlement understanding was reached between parties, Vanguard reported. At the visit to shut the NDDC to business yesterday, Manson Endeboh, RIRS Director who led the enforcement team, said the tax agency had to seal the gates of the commission after it approached a court via an ex-parte order to so seal the office. Read more.