Members of the University and other stakeholders no doubt are embarrassed by the event of Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 when the Osun State Government sealed off the main Gate of the University and the University Secretariat due to an alleged tax default by the University.
It has become necessary to react to the claims of the State Government and Andy/ misinformation and total falsehoods making the rounds in the community in the aftermath of that unfortunate incident.
In particular, the University authorities note the claim that the University was owing N1.84bn of back-duty tax and has refused to negotiate with the Government as false, malicious and total misrepresentation of the truth on this matter.
Debunking the claims made by the State Internal Revenue Service to the Press, the University asserted that the past tax liability, which represented the sum by which the IRS claimed that the University under-deducted from staff salaries for the period 2015 and 2016 for PAYE, has been a subject of negotiations between the University and the State IRS, as the University Administration vehemently disputed the figure of N1.844 billion submitted by the IRS and insisted that if there had been under-deduction at all, only the sum of N287 million was the amount by which PAYE was under-deducted from staff salaries.
The University Administration added that although parties were reconciling their different figures, negotiations could not be concluded on account of the last national strike of the non-teaching staff of universities which was only called off in April this year.