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IGR: Osun Artisans to Support Government

IGR: Osun Artisans to Support Government
  • PublishedApril 13, 2017

Osun state Artisans Association has reiterated their unflinching support and cooperation to the state government on the generation of Internal Generation Revenue, IGR.

The Association through its state Chairman, Alhaji Kareem Owolabi said, Aregbesola has transformed the state tremendously with the limited resources available.

Owolabi, while addressing the newsmen in Osogbo said, the association would not relent in assisting the government in collecting the revenue while all the members of the association will also be an obedient servant to that effect.

The Artisan leader who informed that, the present administration in the state has contributed in no small measure to the upliftment of the artisans in the state emphasised that, the association was able to collect the sum of N1.6m for the state government as revenue last year saying, they will double their efforts this year.

Owolabi, who lamented that the association has been marginalised by the state government strongly appealed to the governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to assist them in transforming the association as they are solidly in support of the incumbent administration in the state.

His words,  ” the government is trying in the area of infrastructural development in the state but they still need to carry the artisans along.”

The Chairman noted that, the artisan workers Association in the state need more of government intervention in the area of office equipments that would made the association more viable in supporting the government in the area of tax collection.

He maintained that, the association needs utility vehicles that will enable them to move around in assisting the government in the area of tax collection.

Owolabi, also said, the association will be elated if the government can provide soft loan for the artisan workers as a body, saying this will cushion the hardship of it’s members.

The Dum Online

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