Religious bodies to pay annual security levy in Oyo

Religious organisations are to pay annual security levy to the Oyo State government as part of efforts to strengthen the state security trust fund for improved policing in the state.

This revelation was contained in the frequently asked questions fliers distributed by the Oyo State Security Trust Fund obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday.

According to its classification of the sectors into large, medium and small, manufacturing and services are to pay N100,000, N80,000, N60,000 in that order while trading, agriculture and forestry including solid minerals were pegged at N80,000, N50,000 and N30,000 respectively.

Religious bodies and others were fixed for N60,000, N40,000 and N20,000 respectively.

At the security stakeholders’ meeting held at the House of Chiefs, Agodi Secretariat, were the state Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude and his team, army, area commanders of the DSS, Customs, NSCDC, NDLEA, CSOs of all the banks and representatives of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by Deputy Governor, Moses Adeyemo, said the meeting was necessitated by the need for an anticipatory approach to counter and forestall any such happenings in the state.

“It is with pride that I can inform you that there has been no successful armed robbery incident in any bank in Oyo State since our assumption of office and we intend to maintain the feat recorded so far.”

 

(PUNCH)

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