Osun Government Calls For Citizens Support On IGR Drive

The Government of the Sate of Osun has called on  residents and all professional associations in the State to give necessary support to the internally Generated Revenue (IGR) drive embarked upon by the present administration in the State, describing the revenue move as the only saving alternative for government to meet up with its statutory responsibility  of making life more easy for the entire citizens .

 

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The Coordinating Director for the State of Osun Ministry of Agriculture,Food Security and Youth Engagement, Dr Oluwabulola Aluko made the call while presenting Seven Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand Naira (#754,000) cheque off dues  to  Osun State Executives of the National Union of Butchers(NUB)  during an interactive meeting held at the Conference Hall Of the Ministry of Agriculture,Food Security and Youth Engagement.

Dr Aluko disclosed that citizens also have the right to inform the state government of any loophole that opens to them in order for government to meet up with its revenue target. He noted that any tax evader at this crucial time that the oil price is dwindling at the international market and when Federal monthly allocation is totally unreliable is an enemy of the State

He maintained that the Seven hundred and fifty four thousand Naira(#754,00) cheque  presented to the Butchers Union is a proving evidence that Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola is a promise keeper and a goal getter,who strives for the development of the State  without trampling on the right of his people.

The Coordinating  Director recalled that the collection of #700 and #500 on each slaughtered cow and goat respectively began in August this year with a sharing agreement of ratio 1 to 6 between the government and the Butcher Union to boost the internally generated revenue in the State.

He used the period of the meeting to advise the butchers executive to concretize the existing relationship between their association and Osun government by making judicious use of any dues accruing to the association account for the benefit of all members and also ensure that their members pay all necessary government levies and taxes as
and when due.

While promising that the veterinary and other monitoring field officers would continue to perform their official responsibility diligently by constantly monitoring the butchers activities in the State,he prayed for the quick realization of modern abattoir planned to be constructed by the present administration .

Also speaking,”Are Alapata” in the State of Osun ,Alhaji Jabaru Tiamiyu and the State chairman butchers Union in Osun,Alhaji  Sulaiman Adebimpe, who received the cheque on behalf of their members appreciate the government support and efforts at ensuring that there is unity and cooperation within the butcher association.

The duo  promised that they will try all their efforts to improve the expected IGR on slaughtered animals across the state through strict monitoring of all slaughtered slabs.

They therefore appealed to the government to consider more of  their members in the supply of beef  for the o-meals school feeding programme.