Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as “development levy.”
According to a statement by Louis Duru, the state Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, the money is to be used for “autonomous community adult development.”
Duru said the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of the 637 autonomous communities. He added that recognised communities will serve as the collectors and they are to pay not less than N6 million each.
Okorocha warned that the traditional rulers of defaulting communities will have their allowances or salaries suspended.