…urge prompt payment of taxes
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Chairman of the 11th Gbagura day celebration has called for the support of government towards the development of Gbagura Abeokuta and urge for prompt payment of taxes by the citizenry.
The Chairman of the 2017 Gbagura Day Central planing Committee, Chief Ayodele Koleade stated ths during a Press Conference held at Agura Palace, in Abeokuta yesterday.
He explained that the main thrust of the Gbagura Day was to provide a forum for mobilisation of Gbagura indigenes both home and abroad for the socioeconomic and infrastructural development of Gbaguraland in particular and Egbaland at large.
He added that the major goal of the celebration was to generate adequate funds for the purpose of accelerated development of the area.
Koleade said “We have not derailed from this vision and mission. In the course of our previous outings, we have been able to mobilise and unite our indigenes for this developmental agenda. Wherever they may be, they look forward to and participate fully in this occasion, giving us the much needed moral and financial support”.
He therefore appealed to the people of the State to support the government by paying their tax promptly, saying no government could do it alone.
He said no tiers of government, irrespective of how benevolent and buoyant can singularly fend for all the needs of the citizenry. It therefore behooves on us, as indigenes of Ogun State to support this State government by regularly and promptly paying our taxes, adequately maintain the facilities provided by the government and conscientiously contribute to our community development efforts and projects”.
” This will make the government to reduce unnecessary wastages on the part of government, ” he stated.
He said these year celebration we witness the present of the Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun would lead other eminent personalities to the 11th Gbagura day celebration in Abeokuta, the State capital.
According to him, the celebration would witnessed award presentation to notable individuals and corporate bodies who have excelled and contributed immensely to the socioeconomic and infrastructural development of the land, egbaland and Nigeria as a whole.
He disclosed that the main target of his committee was to raise funds for construction of Gbagura Town hall and drilling of boreholes to the areas.
He revealed that the celebration would commence from Friday, 1st of December with beating of “Gbedu” Drum and Traditional prayers and ends on Sunday, December 3rd with Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ago-Ika.
Some of the activities outlined for the celebration include Jumat Service, Final of Ayo and Draft competitions among townships.