Osun – 'We're Not Embarking On Any Demolition Exercise'
Osun State government has said that it has uncovered plans by some people, said to be going round major cities in the state marking buildings for demolition in a bid to incite the populace against the government.
A statement signed by the state commissioner for information and strategy, Mr Sunday Akere and made available to newsmen, said the state government was not embarking on any kind of demolition.
Akere told residents of the state to challenge anyone that marks their building for demolition and report such to the police for proper action.
Akere also denied claims by the opposition party, particularly, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the state government has concluded plans to introduce a new tax regime, if Aregbesola is re-elected, adding that Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration neither intends to introduce any tax regime nor intend to increase its usual tax levy as allegedly claimed by the PDP.
|He said, “It has come to the notice of the state government that the PDP in a leaflet it is distributing claimed that Governor Aregbesola is planning to introduce a new tax regime on operators of private schools. This claim is fictitious and a figment of the author’s imagination”.|