Insecurity: Oyo to begin registration of residents

• As Makinde sacks Board of Internal Revenue Chairman

As part of ways to address insecurity in the state, the Oyo State government is to commence the enumeration and registration of all residents of the state.

The “Oyo State Residents registration programme” according to Special Assistant on ICT and E-governance to the Oyo governor, Mr Bayo Akande, will also help the government for planning purposes.

Speaking during a press briefing at the governor’s office, Ibadan, on Tuesday, Akande added that the exercise will also enable the government to bring in more residents into the state’s tax net.

Akande said: “It is a programme that involves the enumeration and registration of all residents of Oyo State. This is in a bid to secure the state to know the people coming in and out of the state and this will enable the government to plan more effectively.

“This will also help in revenue collection so that we can bring in more residents under the Oyo State tax net.”

The press briefing also saw state Commissioner of Finance, Akinola Ojo, confirm the sack of the Chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue, Mr John Adeleke.

Ojo explained that Adeleke was informed that he had been relieved of his appointment on Monday.

Not giving specific reasons for the governor’s decision, the finance commissioner said Governor Seyi Makinde only activated his right to hire and fire any of his appointees.

Meanwhile, state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye has disclosed that the LAUTECH College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin has been approved for takeoff.

Olaleye added that the state government will provide a takeoff grant for the LAUTECH college.

The briefing also saw the finance commissioner, Ojo and his Information, Culture and Tourism counterpart, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun stress the need for payment of land use charge to enable the current administration to continue to embark on projects for the benefits of all residents of the state.

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