Ahmed condoles with Awolowo’s family, says Kwara to meet N2bn IGR target
Governor Ahmed in a condolence message commiserated with the Awolowo family, Ogun State government and Nigerians at large on the passing away of the Matriarch of Awolowo family.
The governor said late Chief HID Awolowo would be missed by Nigeria especially now that Nigeria was deep in charting a new moral value.
He prayed God to give the family of the deceased, Ogun State government and Nigerians at large the fortitude to cope with the loss.Meanwhile, Ahmed has given assurances that the projected N2million naira internally generated revenue for the state would be achieved without additional burden on tax payers.
Governor Ahmed gave this indication in Ilorin when he inspected the new office complex of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service and the office of the State Revenue Tribunal under construction and rehabilitation respectively.
Ahmed explained that the new revenue generation drive would be premised on the employment of electronic system in tax collection, rather than the introduction of new forms of taxes.
“The major issue we want to address is the collection process which we intend to drive electronically and our estimate is that there is so much leakages, not in payment but on collection”, he said.
The governor added that his administration was putting in place necessary human and material machinery that will ensure effective take off of the new initiative in the next one month.
While urging the people of the state not to entertain any fear about the tax drive, Dr Ahmed assured kwarans that only the manner of payment of taxes would change and not what they pay as payment would now be made direct to banks.