Ajimobi Flags-Off Bio-Metrics for Artisans Thursday

February 6, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will on Thursday, February 9, 2017 flag off Bio-metrics data capture and identification card project for tradesmen and artisans in the state.

Commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investment and Cooperatives in the state, Princess Taibat Adeyemi-Agba, stated in a statement on Monday that the bio-metrics programme will hold at Trans Amusement park, Ibadan by 11am.

Princess Adeyemi said that the biometrics and data capturing will avail the Oyo State Government information that will serve as the database for providing commercial incentives and welfare packages for the various groups in the state.

She stressed that the state Government will also use the data captured data during the exercise for local content in awarding jobs and contracts in the state.

Also, the State Government has said that it will not relent in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) drive, assuring that all loopholes will be blocked to ensure the reality of the 2017 appropriation proposal tagged “Budget of Self Reliance”.

Head of Informal Sector, Board of Internal Revenue, Mrs Tewogbade Oluyemi stated this while leading the Tax enforcement team in Informal Sector to the commercial centres within the State Secretariat,

She stressed that BIR will increase the state’s IGR in order to provide more infrastructural facilities for the masses and enhance development in the State.

Mrs Tewogbade commended the traders and artisans for their full compliance in remitting their personal taxes and called on the traders and artisans in the state to emulate their counterparts within the state secretariat.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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