The statistician general of the state,Prof. Gbolagade Wasiu gave the charge while speaking with Islamic clerics in Osogbo over the weekend.
According to him, its the high time for the religious leaders in the state to let the people knows the importance of tax payment and what the holy book says about it.
He said, its incumbent on all the religious leaders to preach the development of the state which can only be achieved through collective effort and payment of tax by individual and corporate bodies in the state.
Gbolagade further stressed that, the development of state requires joint effort and can only be achieved through prompt payment of tax and othet levies since the national cake is not sufficient enough to cater for our needs.
The staticstician general noted that, if the religious leaders can help canvass their congregation on the need to see tax payment as a matter of civic responsibilities and take congnisance of tax payment as they do their tithe and offering, the state would have be more developed more than this as the incumbent administration in the state is more concern about the development of the state.
He however enjoined all and sundry to take the payment of thier tax as a must for the betterment of their state.