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The Osun Internal Revenue Service has closed down the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife over N1.8 billion naira outstanding unremitted PAYE.
The Revenue Task Force, led by one Mr Oladipo Babatunde, arrived the campus at about 7:00 in morning.
They sealed the Senate Chamber and the administrative building before proceeding to seal the main gate, leaving only the pedestrian gate unlocked.
It was gathered that the institution had earlier been issued a seven-day ultimatum but it failed to comply.
Commenting on the situation, the university’s spokesman, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, said the present administration was up-to-date in its tx payment. He explained that the debt for whixh the university was being penalized was incured by previous admonistrations.
His words: “I must add this that the present university administration since 2017 has been paying consistently but the backlog of debt inherited from the past administration is what is causing this little problem. Everything will be resolved by the grace of God. The school management is assuring the public that it will soon be resolved.”
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