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In a show of support for Governor Seyi Makinde’s tax collection drive, the Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the Togolese and Beninese communities in Oyo State have pledged their commitment to ensure compliance.

They made the pledge on Thursday, at a meeting called on the instance of the state government at the press briefing centre of the secretariat to engage leaders of the agrarian communities in the state in it’s efforts to improve the on the Internally Generated Revenue IGR of the state.

The association said its willing to work with the state government to ensure that all businesses, including those owned by foreigners, pay their taxes.

Also in their statements, the Togolese and Beninese communities expressed their willingness to cooperate with the government to ensure that businesses run by their nationals are tax compliant.

The Oyo State Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Abdullahi Gigy, while speaking, pleaded for farmland and job security for his people, assuring the state government of their unflinching cooperation.

Also in their separate contributions, representatives of Isokan Agbe, Mr Odebunmi Odenrewaju and Mr Mathew Ahortor, representing the Togolese community in the state, commended Governor Makinde’s efforts to transform the state, wanted government representatives in other zones of the state to always make themselves available to their needs.

Representative of the Fulani youths, Yakubu Saliu, said the tax initiative will create avenue for Fulani youths to partner government with the hope of securing employment for them in the state, as he reiterated his commitment to spearhead the compliance of the new tax initiative in all the local government areas of the state.

Speaking at the meeting, the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Migration and Homeland Security, Segun Adegoke, called for support and cooperation from Fulani communities and foreigners in the state in provision of security and social amenities through regular tax payment.

Adegoke said the gathering was part of efforts of The Oyo state government to improve on the internal revenue generation and the security architecture of the state.

The governor’s aide, who described tax payment as civic duty, through which government can create economic development and employment, charged people to always hint security agencies when there are unwholesome circumstances around them.

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