The Oyo State Government on Tuesday shut down Obasanjo Farms and 12 others for defaulting in the payment of environmental levy. The business premises including were shut by a combined team coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue.
Other companies shut were MRS Oil, Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, University Press Limited, Evans Brother and Brooking House.
Also shut were Group Medical Hospital, Butterfield Bakery, Chicken Republic and Rasmed Publicity. Mr Bicci Alli, the Chairman of Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue, said the exercise was inevitable due to the failure of the affected firms to comply with the state’s tax laws after series of formal communication. He stressed that the enforcement exercise would be continuous, warning all corporate organisations in the state to do the needful.