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Oyo Internal Revenue Body Shut Down Firms Over Levy Debts

The Oyo state government has closed down 16  businesses, including Obasanjo farms for failure to pay the state’s environmental development levy.

The state government through its Board of Internal Revenue’s inter-ministerial enforcement unit also shut down, Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, Evans Brother, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rahsmed Publicity.

Bicci Alli, chairman of the board, told journalists that the order became necessary after the failure of the companies to comply with the state directive despite being served reminders on several occasions.

“We went to restrain some corporate organisations that failed to pay what is due to the Oyo state government after giving due notices, demand notices and even public notices to that effect and they failed to pay,” he said.

“It was as a result of their failure to pay that we now embarked on the needful.

“So we went to those places to stop them from having access to their premises until they comply with the directive and do the right thing.”

Similarly as earlier rported by Naija News, the state government shut down 13 banks in Dugbe, Mokola, Idi-Ape, Agodi Gate, Secretariat Road, Challenge, Jericho, Bodija and UI.

Some of the affected banks were Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Skye Bank, First City Monument Bank, Heritage Bank, First Bank, Ecobank, Unity Bank, UBA, Keystone Bank and Union Bank.

Source: Naija News

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