Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will on Thursday, February 9, 2017, flag off Biometrics data capture and identification card project for tradesmen and artisans in the state.
The State Commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investment and Cooperatives, Princess Taibat Adeyemi-Agba stated in a statement that the biometrics programme will hold at Trans Amusement park, Bodija, Ibadan by 11.00am.
Princess Adeyemi said that the biometrics and data capturing will help the Oyo State Government get information that will serve as the database for providing commercial incentives and welfare packages for the various groups in the state. She added that the state Government will also use the data captured data during the exercise for local content in awarding jobs and contracts in the state.
Also, the State Government has said that it will not relent in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) drive, assuring that all loopholes will be blocked to ensure the reality of the 2017 appropriation proposal tagged “Budget of Self Reliance”.
The Head of Informal Sector, Board of Internal Revenue, Mrs. Tewogbade Oluyemi stated this while leading the Tax enforcement team in Informal Sector to the commercial centres within the State Secretariat.
Mrs. Tewogbade also declared that BIR will increase the state’s IGR in order to provide more infrastructural facilities for the masses and enhance development in the State.
She concluded by commending the traders and artisans for their full compliance in remitting their personal taxes and called on the traders and artisans in the state to emulate their counterparts within the state secretariat.