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Osun traditional leader urges payment of taxes

06 January 2016, 09:20Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has urged people in Osun State to pay their taxes to enable government better their lives.

The traditional leader lamented the declining nature of the federal allocation, pointing out that the only way out of the economic challenges was for citizens to carry out their civic responsibilities.

“All over the world, taxation is the way out for government to be able to conveniently provide for all the amenities and pay salaries conveniently, the people must endeavour to pay their taxes regularly,” during a meeting with Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola.

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“I want to urge the people of Osun to assist the present administration with the payment of their taxes, the present administration has done so much in terms of provision of social amenities such as construction of good roads, provision of affordable health care facilities, assistance for the aged.”

He lauded the Aregbesola administration for providing free school uniforms as well as feeding the school pupils.

“This is something which no government has ever done, not even the federal government,” said Adeyemi.

He pointed out the government could not afford such initiatives eventually if taxes were not paid.

“Osun allocation has dropped drastically and government may not be able to pay salaries and provide other amenities again except we show our support through the regular payment of our taxes.” 

- CAJ News


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