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 residence.
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.