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Osun moves against federal agencies over unpaid taxes


Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun.

The Osun State government has directed relevant agencies to “use all necessary means” to collect the backlog of N4.7 billion taxes owed the state.

It was learnt that the debts are being owed by Federal Government’s ministries, departments and agencies, especially education institutions, operating in the state.

The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Sola Fasure, on Wednesday after the state executive council meeting held at the office of the governor in Osogbo.‎


The council expressed dismay at the agencies’ intransigence at paying tax as and when due, saying no effort would henceforth be spared in collecting every kobo of government from those owing past and current taxes.

The decision of the council came after deliberating on the report that federal agencies situated in Osun, especially education institutions, for several years held back more than N4.7 billion taxes due to the state.

The Council then directed ‎all the relevant government agencies to use all necessary means, including shutting down such defaulting institutions., to collect the taxes.

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