The All Progressives Congress in Osun state has appealed to citizens of the state to take the responsibility of paying their tax seriously for the survival of the state.
The party in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi said, ‘The most successful government in Yorubaland led by our own Legendary, Chief Obafemi Awolowo depended on taxes to provide free education, free medical care and the numerous farm settlements which made the old Western Region the greatest and best in Nigeria.
‘If the people of Osun want this state to outclass many others in the country, they owe it a duty to themselves, their children and grandchildren to pay their taxes regularly.
The APC added that, “No government takes lightly the issue of taxation in the whole world. The reason taxes are paid is to build roads, schools, provide water, electricity and other social amenities”, the party argued, adding that, “if there are no tax revenue, the state can hardly find the means even to develop its natural resources.
“That is the more reason we appeal to the good people of Osun to, at least, follow the example of Lagos, where people willingly pay their taxes to make Lagos greater than any other state of the Federation.
“Osun can be a great community within its own capability if people pay their taxes. This is the surest way to secure the future of our children and people of the state itself.
“To make Osun greater than it is today, the people should unite and take on their individual responsibilities in tax obligations whether as individuals or business institutions.”
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