Governor Yahaya Bello has described the bread tax which recently ignited controversy in Kogi state he governs as evil.
Briefing the press after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday November 17, Bello vowed to investigate and punish those behind the imposition of bread tax in the northcentral state.
“The particular incident of bread tax is being looked into as I speak, we are investigating those that are behind this.
“It is evil and it is unaccepted, to say the least. I have ordered the Head of Service to issue queries to those that are responsible and they will face the law accordingly.”
Bello also disclosed that the meeting with President Buhari was to inform him about the challenges the state is facing, and the developments recorded so far.
“The law enforcement agencies, to say the little, they are doing their best. From the Police to the Army, to the Civil Defence to the DSS, they are collaborating with the local vigilantes and the local hunters to ensure that our ways, our highways, our bushes and forests, our communities are safe."
Bello further credited his grassroots leadership style for restricting lootings in Kogi state in the aftermath of the #EndSARS crisis.
“So, whenever there is any uprising or any threats whatsoever, they raise an alarm.
"The locals exactly know who they are, they know the criminals among them. They know the strangers and intruders among them and they immediately swing into action by ensuring law enforcement agencies swing into action and the issues were contained amicably.”