Reports say that the Osun state government has ordered for the payment of corps members’ allowances arears
– It is gathered that corps members in the state stopped getting their allowances due to economic difficulties
– The state government is reported to have ordered for the enforcement of taxation laws
Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, has ordered that the modalities for clearing the arrears of the extra allowances of previous and current members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state to start immediately.
From Daily Trust’s reports, the corps members could not get the state extra allowance for a time owing to economic constraint which made the state government to pay salaries to only some categories of workers in the state.The governor ordered the payment at the first state executive council meeting in the new year. The council commended the state governor for the prompt and practical move he took in handling the industrial protest embarked upon by labour unions in the state recently.
Sola Fasure, the media adviser to the governor, revealed to newsmen that the state government has directed the tax agencies to use every needed means to effect the cooperation of the tax payers and make relevant laws on taxation effective.
He noted: “All organisations and individuals doing business in Osun should realise that taxation is the basis of government sustenance and the State Government of Osun is fully determined to collect its revenue to the last kobo and bring the full weight of the law to bear on any defaulter”.Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that a financial derivatives company has ranked Osun state as the second less miserable and poverty-ridden state in 2017, according to its report released on Monday, January 1, Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the state was also placed the second wealthiest among the 36 states of the federation.
The financial institution, which released the report, in its presentation, titled: ‘How the states performed in 2017,’ by its managing director Bismark Rewane, said in one of the top three economic analysts in Nigeria, Osun had the lowest net Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocation but was not delinquent in the payment of salary arrears.