Posted on Tue 18 Sep 2018, 06:45 PM

In continuation of its aggressive tax drive, the Oyo state government on Tuesday shut down the business premises of Obasanjo Farms, located in Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan, MRS oil in the Oyo state capital city.

The farm is one of the sixteen other business organizations that were shut for defaulting in the payment of the environmental development levy due to the state government.

The companies are said to have defaulted in the payment for the year 2017 and or 2018.

The exercise by the combined task force teams of the Oyo State Inter-ministerial Enforcement Unit was being coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue.

Locations visited by the task force team included Dugbe, Eleyele, Podo, Challenge, Onireke areas of the capital city.

Some of the other firms affected in the seal up by the task force team include Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, and University Press Limited.

Others are Evans Brother, Brooking House, Group Medical hospital, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rasmed publicity.

While addressing the press, the chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR), Mr. Bicci Alli said the exercise became inevitable due to the failure of the affected firms to comply with the state tax laws after series of formal communication failed.

Stressing that the enforcement will be continuous, he warned all corporate organizations in the state to do the needful and be corporately responsible in line with the laws of the land.

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