The Oyo State Government has shut down the business premises of Obasanjo Farms, located at Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan and MRS Oil.

This was done as part of its continued exercise to get companies and corporate organisations to pay environmental levies.

According to reports, Obasanjo farms is one of the 16 organisations that were sealed for defaulting in the payment of the environmental development levy due to state authorities.

The exercise, which began on Monday, was carried out by the combined task force teams of the Oyo State Inter-ministerial Enforcement Unit and coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue which saw branches of some banks also sealed.

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Locations visited by the task force team include: Dugbe, Eleyele, Podo, Challenge and Onireke areas of the state capital.  

Other firms affected in the seal up by the task force team on Tuesday include: Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, and University Press Limited.

Others were: Evans Brother, Brooking House, Group Medical hospital at Mokola, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic and Rasmed publicity.

The Chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR), Bicci Alli, while speaking said the exercise became inevitable due to the failure of the affected firms to comply with the state tax laws. 

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