Governor Abiola Ajimobi led Oyo State Government on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 shut down former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s business premises (Obasanjo Farms) located at Oluyole Industrial Estate in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Reports have it that Obasanjo Farm was one of the 16 business organisations that were sealed for defaulting in the payment of the environmental development levy due to the state government.
According to the Chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR), Bicci Alli; “The exercise became inevitable due to the failure of the affected firms to comply with the state tax laws after series of formal communication failed.”
“The enforcement will be continuous, all corporate organizations in the state must do the needful and be corporately responsible in line with the laws of the land. The exercise was not something new and not outside the law.”
“It is within the law. We went to restrain some corporate organizations that failed to pay what is due to Oyo state government after giving due notices, demand notices and even public notices to that effect and they failed to pay.”