Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has urged Nigerians in general and Ogun State residents in particular, to ensure prompt and regular payment of taxes.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Adejuwon Soyinka the governor who stated this, on Thursday, while declaring the 19th Annual Tax Conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria open in Abeokuta, said without prompt payment of taxes, meaningful development may be difficult to achieve.
Speaking on the theme of the conference, tagged, “Taxation and Governance: The Social Contract Imperatives,” Governor Amosun said, “the theme could not have been more apt especially at this time when the nation is seeking ways to boost its revenue base.”
The Governor added that it will be in the best interest of the people to pay their taxes regularly as a way of supporting the government in the provision of social amenities.
Governor Amosun also seized the ocassion to assure that his administration in Ogun State will continue to use tax payers’ money in the most judicious and efficient manner.
Speaking earlier, President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria, Dr. Olateju Somorin, commended Governor Amosun for raising the Internally Generated Revenue profile of Ogun State.
Not only that, Dr Somorin also praised the Ogun State Governor for the various infrastructural projects he has completed as well as ongoing ones in the Gateway State. She noted that the Institute was proud to be associated with the good performance of the Ogun State governor.