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Oyo govt shuts Obasanjo Farms in Ibadan



The Oyo State government on Tuesday sealed Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses over failure to pay the state ’ s Environmental Development Levy .The enforcement order was executed by the state ’ s inter – ministerial enforcement unit being coordinated by the Board of Internal Revenue .

Other companies affected by the order included Black Horse , Heinemann Educational Books , Lister Flour Mills , Evans Brother , Butterfield bakery , Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rasmed Publicity .

Chairman of the board , Bicci Alli , told journalists that the order became necessary after the failure of the companies to comply with the state tax laws ’ directives 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 and they failed to pay .

“ 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 . ”

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