Oyo Govt Shuts Obasanjo Farms For Failing To Pay Environmental Levy
Board of Internal Revenue’s inter-ministerial enforcement unit, an Oyo State government parastatal, has shut Obasanjo Farms, owned by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for failing to pay environmental development levy.
Bicci Ali, Chairman of the board, announced this on Tuesday while while addressing journalists in the state.
He said the state shut Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses, including Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, Evans Brothers, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS Oil and Rasmed Publications Limited, following their failure to comply, despite being served reminders on several occasions.
He said: “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, they failed to pay.”
“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.”
Some branches of Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Skye Bank, First City Monument Bank, Heritage Bank, First Bank, Ecobank, Unity Bank, UBA, Keystone Bank and Union Bank were also shut by the state government on Monday.
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