Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia
In a bid to shore up its internally generated revenue (IGR) Abia State Government has set up special revenue courts to enforce compliance to revenue regulations by trying defaulters.
Chief Judge of the state, Justice Shedrack Nwanosike, who inaugurated the courts designated as Revenue Special Courts, that each of the three judicial divisions namely Umuahia, Osisioma and Aba would have a special court.
He explained that the inauguration of the special courts was in response to the request made the state governor, Chief Theodore Orji, who had requested the judiciary to designate some courts to assist in revenue generation drive by trying defaulters.
The Chief Judge told members of the special courts that their new assignment was an addition to their normal judicial duties in the regular courts, adding that the judges should exercise their regular jurisdiction on other matters if there are no pending revenue cases but when there are revenue cases, “you should give them priority.”