Oyo Assembly Visits Nigerian Breweries, Calls For Support On Boosting IGR

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Oyo State House of Assembly during its courtesy call on the Nigerian Breweries PLC, Ibadan, has solicited support of all private companies in the state on boosting the Internally Generated Revenue.

Speaking at the Ibadan 70 hectares facility of the Nigerian Breweries, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin stated that the visit was to facilitate a beneficial relationship between the State legislative arm and the private sector across the state.

According to Ogundoyin, “the present Oyo state government is focus on making the state an economically viable state, and all the stakeholders in the state’s economy must be carried along to achieve a resounding success.

“We the Oyo State lawmakers appreciate the contribution of the Nigerian Breweries to the State economy in terms of employment for our people both direct and indirect opportunities, and also in terms of taxes paid to the government and other corporate social responsibilities our people have enjoyed so far.

The speaker stated that the visit was also to understand the challenges facing the private sector and how the lawmakers could help profer necessary solutions by making laws that will make businesses strive, without compromising the wellbeing of the people.

“We have toured all security agencies and we are working on the reports from security stakeholders already, it is time to looking into the economy, we have started with Nigerian Breweries and definitely we will visit other big players in our economy as a State,” he added.

He therefore charged the management to be conscious of their environment in their waste management and disposal, to ensure a continually safe and healthy environment for their host communities.

Receiving the lawmakers in his office, the Brew Manager, Ibadan/Ijebu Plant, Tayo Ogunlana, who appreciated the Speaker and his entourage for the visit, stressed the need for cordial relationship between the private sector and the government, saying this will make the pace setter state a goldmine for its people.

Ogunlana, while analysing the downward flow of the Nigerian Breweries’ income from 2016, attributed the effect to the dwindling economic situation of the country.

He however appealed to members of the 9th assembly to make laws that will attract more private investors into the state and also support the existing ones.

“when companies like this face challenges, it affects income and subsequently the taxes we pay to the government. I worked where a brewery was close down, and I can tell the direct impact on the host community and State” He said.

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