The National president of the chartered institute of Taxation, Nigeria, Dr. Cyril Edeh has led his members including thirty-four districts chairmen from across states in Nigeria to pay a courtesy visit to the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Professor Olubunmi B. Ajayi.
The visit coincided with the weeklong Taxation week of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ekiti District as well as the joint zonal meeting of the professional body.
In his remark, Dr. Edeh congratulated the Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olubunmi B. Ajayi who was appointed recently by the visitor to the University, Governor Kayode Fayemi to lead the Transition period following a change in the leadership of the University and assured her of the support of the CITN as she pilot the affairs of the institution.
The CITN national president opined that the body has taken up a new campaign to tell government and the public that the only sure revenue generation idea to help grow a society and create happiness and satisfaction is Tax payment.
Dr. Edeh said no economic product of any nation, be it crude oil, agriculture or tourism that could not suffer decline in the course of time, but Tax is ever consistent and dependable.
The Tax expert said the University should emulate other institutions who had started a course of study leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Taxation.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Olubunmi Ajayi said she was happy that over twenty, members of staff of Ekiti State University are doing very well as professional members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Professor (Mrs.) Ajayi assured the delegation that as soon as the finances of the University improve the B.Sc Taxation Degree will be a reality.
She also assured the national president that her administration will support some members of staff to the conference of the CITN in 2019.
Meanwhile, the Regent of Iworoko Community, Oba Bolanle Aladejana has led the chiefs, community leaders and people of Iworoko to condole with the families of the two EKSU student who were among unlucky victims of the lorry accident which claimed seventeen lives weeks ago at the popular road side Iworoko Community market.
The regent gave cash support of one hundred and ten thousand naira only to each of the families of the two late students namely Afilaka Olayinka Ifeoluwa, a 300 level student of Adult Education department and Aladejana Joseph, a pre-undergraduate student.
In her remarks, Regent Omobolanle Aladejana said only God can console Iworoko community who lost 17 lives during the accident including the two late EKSU students who are resident of the community.
She prayed that God will give the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss.
The University community was represented at the event by the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Williams Adebayo and the Chief Security Officer, Rtd. Capt Ajayi.