Oyo State Government seals Obasanjo Farms, Other Businesses


The Oyo State Government has sealed 16 businesses, including Obasanjo Farms, owned by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Punch reports that the closure was a result of the failure of the businesses to remit to the state, their Environmental Development Levy.

Notices were served to the business before the closure, the Chairman of the State’s Board of Internal Revenue, Bicci Alli, revealed.

Other businesses sealed include Chicken Republic, Heinemann Educational Books, MRS Oil, Butterfield Bakery and Evans Brother.

Alli said:

We went to restrain some corporate organisations that failed to pay what is due to the Oyo State government after giving due notices, demand notices and even public notices to that effect and they failed to pay.

So we went to those places to stop them from having access to their premises until they comply with the directive and do the right thing.