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OGRIS embarks on Internal Revenue Drive

Business owners and artisans, especially market women and men in Ogun state, have been urged to perform their civic responsibility diligently, by paying their taxes and levies promptly, to prevent their business places from being sealed off.

Chairman, Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), Mr Adekunle Adeosun, made the appeal while speaking, following the closure of some markets, including Ita-Osu market in Ijebu-Ode, Kuto as well as Omida and Panseke markets in Abeokuta, for failure to offset three years accumulated developmental levies.

Receiving market leaders, who were led by the Iyalojas of Lipede and Kuto markets, Chief (Mrs.) Tejumade Bakre and Chief (Mrs.) Isiwatu Adewuyi respectively in his office at Oke-Mosan yesterday, after the action, the OGIRS boss noted that the non-payment of tax by market women and men has persisted for three years, despite repeated warnings from the Revenue Board and the consequent court order to seal off stalls of defaulters.

Adeosun added that the Revenue Board took the step to seal off stalls and shops of defaulters, after all efforts failed, saying that the tax enforcement exercise would continue in other places and markets across the state, in order to ensure that taxes and levies meant for government are promptly paid.

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