Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is currently been praised by Nigerians in social media for keeping to his promise if not increasing tax burden in the state despite the havoc caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is after it was announced that the state’s IGR grew by 26.4% amidst the pandemic and without increasing the tax burdern of citizens. This was disclose via the official Twitter page of Governor Seyi Makinde Media on Monday, November 16.
The tweet reads;
“The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) H1 2020 report shows that our IGR grew by 26.4% even amidst this pandemic. We did this without increasing the tax burden on our citizens. What we have done so far is to focus on our competitive advantage.” – Gov. Seyi Makinde
Earlier in the year, Makinde had promised not to increase the tax burden and he kept to his promise. This has made Nigerians to rain accolades on the governor.
@SodiqTade wrote; “How Seyi Makinde was able to increase the State IGR by 26.4% amidst the pandemic in H1 2020 without burdening the good people of Oyo State with unnecessary tax should be studied by others. Not trying to ridicule Buhari economy knowledge, but he needs to learn from Makinde.I’m sorry. Buhari doesn’t have any knowledge about how to run the economy. My bad. Overrated him.
@DrOluwafunmilayo wrote; “Seyi Makinde promised his govt will never increase tax on any Oyo citizen. NBS report showed Oyo State IGR increased 26.4% DESPITE no extra taxes. But ElRufai plans to tax everyone >18 in his state- though he has not given everyone jobs. There are leaders. And there are clowns.”
See tweets below;