In order to ensure safety and eligibility of Motorists on roads, the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), in collaboration with Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, have embarked on road taxes enforcement in Abeokuta.
Speaking on the enforcement exercise in his office at OGIRS headquarters in Abeokuta, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Revenue and Executive Director II, Mr. Adegbenga Adeshina said it was primarily to check adequacy of driver’s documents.
Adeshina pointed out that possessing proper vehicle documents were of great benefit to road users, as it contained vital information that could be of assistance in case of unexpected occurrence.
He said “the essence for road enforcement is to ensure that people who drive on the road are eligible and vehicles are in good condition. So, basically before the revenue aspect, the safety of the people, their goods and vehicles are paramount reasons for the exercise according to the mandate of the State Governor”.
The Special Adviser implored motorist to comply voluntarily by visiting any of the 34 tax stations and six Zonal Offices of OGIRS across the State, to get their vehicle papers done.
In his remarks, the Director, Legal Services, Mr. Temidayo Sokunbi said the exercise would be carried out across the State, saying “the enforcement exercise has been on for some days, starting with Abeokuta zone. Next week we will be covering Ijebu-Ode zone and it will be done like that until we cover the whole State”.
Sokunbi advised motorists to do the needful on their vehicles, by ensuring their documents are up to date, noting that it would generate fund for government to implement more developmental projects.