How to move Oyo forward, by Makinde

How to move Oyo forward, by Makinde

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How to move Oyo forward, by Makinde 

From Olu Babalola, Ibadan 

In order to be able to fulfill his prom­ises on provision of social ameni­ties, enduring infrastructure, regu­lar payment of government obligations and other amenities, Oyo State Gover­nor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has pleaded for the support of different stakehold­ers operating in the State on adequate deductions, prompt remittance of taxes and other levies.

 

This was stated during a one-day sensitization workshop on Computa­tions, Deductions and Remittances for Federal and State Ministries, Depart­ments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as Tertiary Institutions in the state held at the House of Chiefs Secretariat, Ibadan.

Speaking on behalf of Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Internal Revenue Service, Aremo John Adeleke reiterated that the intention of the present administration is not going to over-burden any busi­ness enterprise either small or big but rather to ensure government gets its fair and reasonable share of all its eligible tax revenue.

Makinde said: “Presently, the fluc­tuations and other complex gyrations of the international oil market and the global economy mean unstable and of­ten lower revenue from federal alloca­tion. “The need to look inward to gen­erate enough internal revenue to cater for the high societal demand has never been this much.

“We count on companies and other businesses to ensure that they regu­larly deduct and remit their employees’ PAYE tax to covers of our treasury. This will ensure mutual reciprocation of right and duties on the part of all parties. I regard such complying insti­tutions, businesses and contractors as friends of my government and corpo­rate citizens of this state of enduring opportunities,” he noted.

In his remark, the Head of the partnering firm, Mr. Femi Adeniji ex­plained that the workshop was about sensitizing various agencies about their responsibilities pertaining to tax and other dues, adding that participants will be taught the right ways of making de­ductions so as not to shortchange the government.

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