Breaking: Osun government officials reportedly shut down OAU over alleged N1.8bn tax debt

Breaking: Osun government officials reportedly shut down OAU over alleged N1.8bn tax debt

The Osun Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on Wednesday, May 2, reportedly shut down activities at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) over alleged non-payment of over N1.8 billion tax debt to the state government.

The New Telegraph reports that men from the revenue service carried out the action after obtaining a court order.

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They reportedly stormed the institution as early as 7am and sealed the Senate building, the administrative block and the bursary department.

The report said the main gate along ‘road seven’ was also shut.

The report quoted the official who led the revenue team, Oladipo Babatunde, as confirming the closure of the institution and threatening not to re-open it until the institution pays its tax.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is federal government owned and operated Nigerian tertiary institution. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.

NAIJ.com also earlier reported that that some students who stay in some of the hostels in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, have cried out over their living conditions.

According to reports, some hostels in the school have been taken over by bedbugs, leaving most of their mattresses infected.

An undergraduate of the school identified as Michael Kalis Oluwatobi, shared the photo in a Facebook group, saying they had to leave their mattresses outside, hoping the infestation will reduce.

Oluwatobi also suggested a total fumigation of their hostels, as that would help take care of the bugs permanently.

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