Grassroots inhabitants have been encouraged to ensure regular and prompt payment of taxes which will enable the state government to execute more developmental projects in their respective localities.
This encouragement was given at a town hall meeting jointly organized by the Grassroots Rescue Watch and the Revenue Mobilization Committees for Gassol Local Government.
The Gassol town hall meeting had participants who were randomly selected from all the seventeen polling units of Gassol ward.
The participants were oriented and charged with the responsibility of monitoring, complementing and ensuring the success of all development projects embarked upon by the government within their respective domains.
They were also challenged to work round the clock in sensitizing their fellow dwellers on the significance of regular and prompt payment of tax which is among the major sources of government revenue.
In their separate submissions, the special Adviser to the Governor on grassroots matters who is also the chairman Rescue Watch Committee Gassol local government area, Alhaji Abbas Umar Kaura as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Revenue Matters and chairman Revenue Mobilization Committee Gassol local government, Mr Luka Agyu Umar maintained that the more revenue that people generate, the more projects they should expect in their localities.
In consideration of its size and population, the Committee chairmen were quick to add that Gassol local government area remains the live wire for revenue generation in the state, and they were optimistic that the people of the area will continue to prove that.
Some speakers added their voices, calling on the people of Gassol to continue supporting the good policies and programmes of the state government under Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.
The committee members paid homage on the chief of Gassol, Alhaji Idris Yakubu Ciroma at his palace where they intimated the royal father of their mission and solicited for his fatherly blessings.
In his response, the traditional ruler assured them of all the needed support, stressing that the area is in urgent need of social amenities such as roads, water and electricity among the major ones.
The royal father lamented what he described as persistent security threats bedeviling the area, calling for a rapid intervention from the state government.