The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that regular payment of taxes, rates and levies are antidotes that will further propel the government in the provision of more democratic benefits.
Governor Abiodun, stated this at the official installation and presentation of Staff of Office, to the new Obelu of Esure, Oba Kasali Samodu, in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the State, saying the payment of the dues were civic responsibilities expected of good citizens,
Governor Abiodun, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, said residents are entitled to dividends of democracy, which could be made possible, if there are prompt payment of all fees.
He noted that some of the developmental efforts were evident across the State, enjoining the new Monarch to bring his vision to bear by creating team spirit among his people and support the policies and programmes of the present administration.
In his address, the Chairman, Transition Committee, of the Council area, Hon. Bolanle Falujo, said development and growth of any society are tied to the ability of leaders to organise and empower the people, calling on the new Monarch to use his wealth of experience, as a successful businessman to attract investors to the town.
In his goodwill message, the Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Adetona, represented by Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya, enjoined the Oba Kasali, to justify the opportunity given to him by accommodating his subjects in decisions making.
Oba Abdulsamad Kasali in his acceptance speech appreciated the government for the privilege, assuring that his tenure would bring tremendous improvement in the area of infrastructural development and provision of adequate security of lives and property.