Private Company Tackles Gov. Aregbesola Over N1.3bn Debt
A construction firm is angry with Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state.
Sammya Nig. Ltd is unhappy with Aregbesola for allegedly refusing to pay a debt of N1.3 billion.
The company, which is piqued by the attitude of the governor, described the sealing of its company by Osun State Internal Revenue Task Force as “persecution and embarrassment.”
The state government had listed the company among tax defaulters and described the action of Sammya and other defaulters as breach of the provision of the law.
Commissioner for Information, Adelani Baderinwa, at a press conference, said taxable corporate organisations which failed to pay their tax returns committed crime under the tax laws.
The state government alleged that about seven companies and 10 federal ministries and departments were owing Osun state over N12.4 billion tax and threatened to take necessary action against them.
It also alleged that Sammya Nigeria Limited was owing N5, 002, 576.77 tax between 2014 and 2016 as tax.
However, Sammya has written the state government, reminding it of the debt.
It wondered why government sealed its company because of N5 million tax which is only a fraction of the total outstanding sum.
The company's Chairman /CEO, Sammy Adigun has therefore called on the government to immediately unseal its office without further delay.
Adigun, said “We consider the move as persecution despite our commitment and understanding with the government.
“The government is presently owing our company over N1.3billion, for job already certifi ed which the state Ministry of Works & State Federal Controller of Works has issued engineering certificates on the dualisation of Osogbo -Ikirun – Ila Odo Kwara state boundaryroad.
“We keep faith on the state government promises to pay down this debtbefore the end of this present administration ends in November, 2018,” Adigun said.
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