Osun State government has allayed fears that it may impose heavy taxes on people of the state during the second term in office of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Chairman of the state Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Mr. Dayo Oyebanji, stated this in a statement issued, copies of which were made available to journalists in the state.
Oyebanji said that the tax system in the state was a friend one and that the state government was poised to continue in the trend by encouraging self compliance.
The governor’s aide also said that the state government has deployed Point of Sale Terminal machines (POS), to the state Water Corporation revenue officers to enhance their effective performance in revenue generation.
He then urged the people of the state to continue to support government by paying their taxes as at when due for the government to meet its developmental tasks to the people.
Meanwhile, Governor Aregbesola has commiserated with the British High Commission over the death of its Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Peter Leslie Carter in Lagos recently.
The governor, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, office of the governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, prayed for the repose of the soul of the envoy.
In Aregbesola’s condolence message, he described the late envoy as a distinguished diplomat and a gentleman of very high standing.