CAC Lauds Osun IGR Drive as Aregbesola Canvasses Synergy To Deepen The Economy
The management of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, has commended Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for adopting policies targeted at stimulating greater revenue generation for the state.
The Commission also applauded the administrative acumen and ingenuity of the current government in managing the socioeconomic and political affairs of the state in spite of the prevailing economic adversities.
The Commission gave the commendation through its new Zonal Head, Barr. (Mrs.) Theresa Ehi Omijie, during her familiarization visit to the Governor in his office, at Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo.
Barrister Omijie who led the management of the Commission however promised the state of absolute collaboration in boosting her revenue base, stating that the commission would not rest on its oars in providing accurate statistics to the state government on the number of registered enterprises, organizations, agencies, companies and industries across the state.
Mrs. Omijie who decried the current economic tribulations however assured the state government of a symbiotic relationship capable of achieving greater economic growth and development.
The Zonal Head who described the commission as a partner in progress, said one of the ways to increase the State Internally Generated Revenue through taxation was to partner the Commission which according to her possess accurate data of registered companies, businesses, etc.
She said” It is our joy to be here with Mr. Governor on this familiarization visit as our Commission was unaware of the greater strides being made by the current administration regardless of the present economic crunch.
“On our part as a constitutionally instituted commission, we are ready to support the state in its bid to jerk up its revenues through prompt and consistent taxation.
In his remarks, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who canvassed for a clear, sustainable synergy between the state government and the commission, said his government was ready and willing to establish a mutually beneficial relationship geared towards stimulating her economy.
Aregbesola Advocated for regular exchange of information between the officials of the Commission and the State Internal Revenue Service as he sees this as a panacea to economic greatness, stating that the time has come for all agencies of government to mobilize resources to drive up revenue
He lamented over what he regarded as lack of alternative sources of revenue over the years, saying the nation wouldn’t have been this hard hit economically if the needful had been done.
Governor Aregbesola further noted that the sharp decline in the prices of crude oil production was a signal and lesson to any serious government at enhancing policies for better economic development, saying government at all levels must find other sources of revenue in a bid to deliver on its promise of good governance
The state helmsman canvassed the struggle to deepen the economy as well expand it in various ways so as to reduce and eliminate the abject poverty which a larger percentage of Nigerians are subjected to.
According to him, “We must intensify efforts to source for alternative revenue as we believe that such positive economic projections would in a great measure help in solving some other problems facing the country.
“We must struggle to deepen the economy, expand it in various ways so that the abject poverty which larger percentage of Nigerians are subjected to will be reduced if not totally eliminated.
“We must all build the resources we need. We must all work to eliminate poverty and vices ravaging our country.
“Government must be responsible for creating an enabling environment towards achieving economic growth and development.
Aregbesola who decried the poor relationship currently existing between the Commission and the government, however contented that no effort would be spared in building a symbiotic relationship between the corporation and the government.
He lamented on the mono-economic nature of the country, stating that the lack of interest by the rulers and the ruled led the nation to the present economic mess.
Governor Aregbesola sought for the cooperation of the commission in presenting periodic data of registered organizations, companies, enterprises among others in the state, noting that the gestures would no doubt help the state in fast tracking stimulated Internally Generated Revenue.