The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi has paid taxes
on his income from other sources due to the State government.
This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of Ekiti State Internal
Revenue Service, Mr Olumuyiwa Ogunmilade while presenting receipt of
payment to the Deputy Governor in his lodge.
Mr Ogunmilade who expressed his delight with the good example set by
Otunba Egbeyemi stated that the Deputy Governor, apart from the
regular “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE) tax being regularly deducted , has
also paid all taxes on his income from other sources such as business,
due to the Ekiti State Government .“The Deputy Governor paying taxes
due to the State is a clear indication of support, responsibility and
integrity and one that needs to be emulated by all the good people of
Ekiti State” ,he said.
The Chairman noted that the Deputy Governor has done well by emulating
the good leadership traits shown by Governor Fayemi who had earlier
paid his Land Use Charge and other taxes due to the State Government
saying that this has shown the commitment of the State Government
towards improving the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State.
In his reaction, Otunba Egbeyemi said a society can only witness rapid
development when the citizens pay their taxes as and when due urging
all Ekiti people to cultivate the habit of paying their taxes without
waiting to be chased around by tax officers as payment of tax is one
of the citizen’s obligations under the law.