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ODIRS PRESENTS N57M LAND USE CHARGE, ADVERTS REVENUES TO COUNCIL CHAIRMEN

ODIRS Presents Over N57m To Council Chairmen From Land Use Charge, Radio & TV Advert Revenues   The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS), on Tuesday distributed the sum of N57,520,001.36 million to the 18 local government chairmen in the State. The sum is the revenues accruing from the Land Use Charge as well as Radio and Television advertisements for the second half of the year. The ODIRS had earlier in June 2022, disbursed the sum of N30m and N15,199,999.92 million as Land Use Charge as well as Radio & TV advert revenues to the council bosses. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the Executive Chairman of ODIRS, Mr Tolu Adegbie noted that the disbursement is the second and last for the year. Mr Adegbie stated that each council boss goes home with N3.2m. According to him, the disbursement is coming at a critical time and period. He expressed the hope that the money will assist the Chairmen to cater for some of the needs in their Councils Mr Adegbie, however reiterate

ODIRS APPRECIATES CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS TO ECONOMY, REWARDS THEM WITH RAFFLE DRAW GIFTS

 ODIRS APPRECIATES CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS TO ECONOMY, REWARDS THEM WITH GIFTS AT RAFFLE DRAW. Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) in collaboration with the  State Government today held a raffle draw for motorcyclists and tricylists as a way of appreciating them for contributing enormously to the economy of the State. The raffle draw which is the second edition will be taking place at 7 local governments that contributed 80% of the estimated figures. The local governments include:   Akure South, Akure North, Akoko South West, Idanre, Okitipupa, Ondo West and Owo. Declaring the raffle draw open, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN expressed his delight at the level of compliance of Commercial Motorcycle (Okada) riders to buying their daily tickets and contributing their quota to the development of Ondo State with an improved collection rate. Arakunrin Akeredolu, whose message was delivered by his deputy, Honourable L

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HON WALE AKINTERINWA, A MAN WITH A GOOD HEART

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HON WALE AKINTERINWA, A MAN WITH A GOOD HEART Happy Birthday, Honourable Wale Akinterinwa, a man with a good heart. By Sunday Ajibola Edobor      Life is filled with individuals, who live as they see it. Many take life as a comedy, another set see it as opportunity to bless others while the last see live for themselves alone. To the first set, making people happy is their forte; they are lively, effervescent and fun to be with. There is no full moment with them. They do not take life as a serious matter. The second group are loved by people who meet, associate or have any dealing with them due to their large heart. Life to them means sharing. The last group are called niggards by Americans. Every avenue they have is to benefit themselves. Plight of the less opportuned, their friends, the poor and their subordinates mean nothing to them. Most of our people, particularly in position of leadership fall within the last set. That is the reason suffering is spreading across

IBIKUNLE JOHNSON ASAOLU (WELFAST PHARMACY): HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A TERRIFIC INDIVIDUAL

JOHNSON IBIKUNLE ASAOLU (WELFAST PHARMACY): HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A TERRIFIC INDIVIDUAL. Life can be interesting and puzzling at times. Sincerely, man lacks the ability, or pretends not, to know that we have some  in-built traits we cannot change. Also, what we are meant to be cannot be altered (though this might sound controversial but I know what I am saying). Some happenstances leave us confounded, perplexed and even make us utter, unconsciously, 'God you are in charge.' Definitely, He is. I am sure many will be asking, what is he going to write about this famous man that we do not know already? Give me a brake and hear me out.  After going through this, you will get to know him much better. This writeup will reveal some occurrences, which are facts that he himself will have to verify from his own parents. Thank God, both are still alive.               Many are bound to think his brainchild, Welfast Pharmacy is responsible for his fame. Noo, not at all. To some extent, it has di

ONDO GOVT. SEALS OFF 8 GAS AND PETROL STATIONS IN AKURE AND IDANRE OVER NON-POSSESSION OF VALID DOCUMENTS.

 MPPUD SEALS OFF 8 GAS AND PETROL STATIONS IN AKURE AND IDANRE OVER NON-POSSESSION OF VALID DOCUMENTS. Ondo State Ministry of physical Planning and Urban Development has sealed off four Gas Stations in Akure, the state capital and four Petrol Stations in Idanre, the headquarters of Idanre local government area over non-possession of building permit and other necessary documents before embarking on construction of the stations. The exercise took place in the two towns as the Ministry flagged-off   monitoring tour of  buildings without government permit  starting with petrol and gas stations  with a view to enforcing rules and regulations guiding building of structures for proper planning and development of major towns and cities in the state.  Addressing Journalists during the tour, the Commissioner for the Ministry, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, who led the team, said  data available to the Ministry revealed that there was increasing number of indiscriminate construction of buildings, petrol an

LAND USE CHARGE: ODIRS SHUTS DOWN FIVE DEFAULTING BUSINESS OUTLETS

  LAND USE CHARGE: ODIRS SEALS OFF FILLING STATIONS, OTHERS VOWS DEFAULTERS WILL BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC.   Five business outfits including filling stations, a guest house and an event centre in Akure North and South local government areas have incurred the wrath of the law over failure to pay Land Use Charge.       The five business concerns all located in Akure North and South local governments were shut down on Monday and put under lock and key.   The action was effected by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service enforcement team following a court order.    The affected outlets include, Segadot filling station, Oba Ile, owing two hundred thousand (200,000), Jofason Nig Ltd, Ado road, owing two hundred and fifty thousand (250, 000) and Tunabi Oil and gas, Ado road, owing One hundred and twenty thousand (120, 000). Others are: Triple G Guest House, Oda road,  owing eighty thousand (80, 000) and Eminent Event Center, Oda road, owing two hundred thousand (200,000).  Barrister Gregory

ODIRS SEALS OFF 6 BUSINESS OUTLETS OVER TAX DEFAULT

 LAND USE CHARGE: ODIRS SEALS OFF 6 BUSINESS OUTLETS FOR DEFAULT Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) has sealed off 6 business outlets in Ondo, Ile Oluji and Bolorunduro for non-payment of land use charge. The enforcement was carried out in accordance with the judgment of the Chief Magistrate Grade 1, Hon. Justice O. A Edwin on the 8th of August, 2022.   The business outlets are: C Alapa sawmill, Bolorunduro, Gilbert sawmill, Ondo,  Be happy extension, ile oluji, Helibright hotel, Ondo, 1828 hotel and suites, Ondo, Bafdam rockview hotel, Ondo Leader of the enforcement team, Barrister Gregory Oyetan Afuwape, who is an Assistant Director, State counsel to Ondo State Internal Revenue service (ODIRS) noted that land use charge is a law that empowers the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service to move round every property in Ondo State and recover a charge levied against them. He added that the team embarked on the enforcement because of their experience with tax defaulters. He added th

ONDO GOVT. COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ROAD TAXES LAW, SAYS ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DULY REGISTER

⁹ ONDO GOVT. COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ROAD TAXES LAW, SAYS ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DULY REGISTERED.   A joint team of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS), Vehicle Inspection Officers(VIO) officers of tge Police Force, officers of Niferia Securityabd Civil Defence Corps and officers of tge Federal Road Safety Commissii have commenced enforcement exercise on road taxes law in the state. The execise, which commenced in Akure South local government area on Tuesday, was carried out along Oyemekun and Arakale roads as well as Alagbaka axis of the state capital.  Speaking with journalists during the enforcement, the State Licencing Officer (SLO) of ODIRS, Mr Samuel Olajide said  essence of the exercise is to enforce road users compliance with traffic laws. He added that the traffic laws are so clear that any vehicle that will ply government road must have been registered and have a valid document.   He emphasised that "there are some vehicles with illegal number

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PROFESSOR DAVIES FOLORUNSO, A QUINTESSENTIAL ANIRARE

   PROFESSOR DAVIES FOLORUNSO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A QUINTESSENTIAL ANIRARE    There are two, no three ways through which people get to the top in life.  One is being bequeathed with parental inheritance. Another way is through other persons who turn their fortune around for better. The last is what i call the anirares (literally: who have themselves). In reality, it refers to individuals, with no help or talent, but are able to attain great heights by dint of sheer hardwork. Professor Davies Folorunso, (whom i will refer to as Dayo heretoafter) belongs among the Anirares. Life is all about offers, yes offer of choices; we are given options to follow paths we consider good for us. Anything that happens, no matter the gravity, is more often than not, given as excuses for our failure, inability and refusal to do the needful. Yet, no occurrence, happenstance or event shapes the life of man or be allowed to do so. But, most people dwell so much on these minute issues so much that they take t

ONDO GOVT. GOES TOUGH ON TAX DEFAULTERS AS ODIRS SEALS OFF WODA QUARRY COMPANY ORE FOR TAX EVASION

  ONDO GOES TOUGH ON TAX DEFAULTERS, SEALS OFF QUARRY COMPANY OVER TAX EVASION AT ORE   The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) has vowed to bring the weight of the law on any individual or corporate body that fails to pay it's tax. A legal Officer of ODIRS, Barrister Gregory Afuwape made the body's decision known at Ore, Odigbo local government area, where WODA Quarry Company was sealed off on court orders for defaulting in tax payment.    During the exercise, all activities of the company were stopped as staffs of ODIRS in company of law enforcement agents locked the company's gates and the workers compelled to put off their machines.    Barrister Afuwape explained that officials of ODIRS, armed with court order had been manhandked by workers of the company who prevented them from enforcing the court order earlier in the year.   He noted that the enforcement is dated back to 18th of May, 2022 when officials secured an order from Ondo State High court, presided by

BIRTHDAY BOY, MICHAEL ABAYOMI OJO: SALUTE TO COURAGE IN PURSUIT OF AMBITION

 BIRTHDAY BOY, MICHAEL ABAYOMI OJO: SALUTE TO COURAGE IN PURSUIT OF AMBITION By Sunday Ajibola No matter how often defeated, you are born tovictory. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.—Ralph Waldo Emerson.      In the journey of life, man goes through stages and phases. People seeing us from afar catch glimpses of the successes and failures and base their comments on the outcomes. Beneath these are pitfalls, disappointments, drawbacks, insults and failings. The undeniable reality fact of life is that man's journey is not one straight road. Every journey has it's detours and the road itself filled with  potholes, failed portions, bus stops and slopes. One gets to reach these parts of the road, before arriving at his destination. That is the reason behind Akure's saying that 'aye yani bi urin owe.' Life's journey is not as fast as trekking. Life can be interesting when one looks back and goes over the turmoil he experienced while growing up and in

ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS COMMISERATES WITH GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU

ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS, ONDO STATE BRANCH COMMISERATES WITH GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU OVER DEMISE OF HIS MOTHER The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Ondo State Branch has commiserated with the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the demise of his mother, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu. In a statement issued in Akure, the association enjoined the Governor to take solace in the fact that Mama joined her ancestors at a ripe age after a fulfilled and eventful life on earth. Chairman of the association in Ondo State, Comr. Musa Samuel Ademuyiwa describes Evangelist Grace Akeredolu as a devout christian with a caring heart, and loved by his children and family members. He noted that Mama during her sojourn on earth lived her life for the service of God and humanity,, therefore her exit on earth at a ripe age though painful should rather be celebrated. The association described her exit as a great loss, not only to the Akeredolu's family but to the

IGBASAN CHARGES BENEFICIARIES OF ONDO CARES PROGRAM TO LIVE UP TO GOVT EXPECTATION

  ONDO CARES: IGBASAN CHARGES BENEFICIARIES TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATION, AS ONDO GOVT MONITORS PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS Pastor Igbasan having a conversation with the elderly/aged beneficiaries of the Cash Transfer program     The State CARES Steering Committee (SCSC), officials of the delivery platforms and staff of the coordinating units have paid monitoring visit to three Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state.  The monitoring was aimed at assessing the level of performance in the implementation of activities by the delivery platforms of the Ondo Covid-19 and Economic Stimulus Program Action Recovery in Okitipupa, Odigbo and Idanre local government areas. The Commissioner (centre in white shirt)  addressing cassava farmers at Igodan Lisa         Addressing cassava farmers at Igodan Lisa in Okitipupa, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget and Chairman of SCSC, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan said the team was in their midst to ascertain that the inputs procured under the Fada