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Dwindling Revenue: Ooni Harps on Need to Pay Taxes

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By Tunde Oyekola

In a bid to shore up the shortfall in the revenue coming to the state from the Federation Account, Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has enjoined people of the state to pay their taxes and levies regularly.

The monarch disclosed this while receiving in his palace officials of Osun State Board of Internal Revenue led by its chairman, Mr. Dayo Oyebamiji.

According to him,  in advanced countries of the world, payment of taxes and other levies are usually treated with the seriousness it deserves, adding that many nations of the world survive mainly on taxes.

The monarch averred that for government to provide basic infrastructural amenities, citizens must be prepared to play their
roles by paying taxes and levies.

While warning the revenue collectors against sharp practices, Oba Ogunwusi demanded for a transparent tax collection system.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Osun state Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Dayo Oyebamiji, commended the monarch for his effort towards enhancing unity of the Yoruba Nation.

He stressed that people must not treat the issue of tax payment with levity, saying by helping to sensitize the general public, especially farmers, market women, small and large scale industry owners, Ooni has contributed to measures that would see the state record better result in its revenue generation drive.

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