The President of the University of Port Harcourt Alumni Association, Akwa Ibom State Chapter – Comrade Chris Udi, has called on the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State – His Excellency Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel to recognize and reward all Akwa Ibom State citizens who have taken extraordinary steps to add to the body of knowledge for the development of the State economy. He stated this recently in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital when he attended the book and Software App launch authored by Mr. Victor Ekpo, a distinguished Alumnus of the University of Port Harcourt.
The President who acknowledged that the State Governor had identified with some extraordinary citizens in the past also solicited for the extension of such goodwill to members of the Uniport Alumni Association in the State who have distinguished themselves in research and development towards the socioeconomic advancement of the State. The President who was physically delighted at the event, poured encomium on Mr Ekpo for a job well done and for making Uniport Alumni Association proud. He assured Mr Ekpo that the Association shall showcase his good works and continue to call on the State Government and corporate bodies to accord him due recognition for such exceptional academic work.
The book Personal Income Tax ( Direct Assessment) has four wide Chapters and 566 pages and the PITDA Software App which is reportedly the first known software app on tax assessment to be launched by an Akwa Ibom citizen will serve as a relief as it will promote the exercise of speedy accurate revenue calculation and collection in the State and Country.
The President called on both government and private sectors to take advantage of these wonderful masterpiece for the enhancement of revenue programmes in the State and country.