22 May 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Kaduna Electric has decried alleged plan by the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service to seal its head office over non-payment of PAYE tax to the state government.
The company said it was dismayed that the state revenue service was not entirely factual in its assertions regarding it.
It said in a statement: “While it is true that we are in arrears in settling our PAYE obligations to the state government, we however dispute the figures presented as they do not reflect the exact amount in question. It is on record that we have since started remitting the taxes into government coffers monthly and have committed to offsetting the backlog in the nearest future.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we are aware of the obligations we owe the state governments where we operate and we will continue to live up to those obligations and responsibilities.”
The company urged officials of the revenue service to exercise restraint and support it in discharging its duties and obligations.
The statement added: “As we do our utmost regarding this matter, we call on all our customers, including the state government, to also help us by settling their outstanding electricity bills in order for us to serve the public even better.”