Permanent Secretary in the Kogi State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Usman Ibrahim, has been queried over the proposed bread levy in the state.

The query was issued two days after Yahaya Bello, the governor, said his administration would sanction officials behind the proposed levy.

The state government had described the tax as devilish and embarrassing.

The state Ministry of Commerce had written to the Kogi chapter of the Association of Master bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, AMBCN, about a new levy on each loaf of bread.

But in aquery dated November 17 and addressed to Ibrahim, Deborah Ogunmola, head of service, Kogi government, asked the permanent secretary to respond within 24 hours as to why he should not be disciplined over the levy.