Kwara will not introduce new taxes, says Ahmed

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

KWARA State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has reiterated that the state’s newly-established Internal Revenue Service would not impose new taxes but boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through other forms of economic diversification.

Ahmed gave the assurance in Ilesha Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area of the state during the presentation of staff of office to the new Emir of the town, Prof. Halidu Abubakar.

According to him, the mandate of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service was to change the process of collecting existing taxes by deploying technology to block loopholes and increase efficiency.

Ahmed stressed that, with increased revenue, his administration would complete existing projects, establish new ones in all sectors as well as inject additional N2b into entrepreneurship development scheme.

He urged the new Emir to serve as a builder of bridges of harmony and peace among the people of his domain and beyond.

The Emir of Ilesha Baruba, Prof. Halidu Abubakar in his acceptance speech pledged not to betray the confidence the people of the Emirate and the state government repose in him.

Prof. Abubakar, who is the 28th Emir of Ilesha Baruba, assured the state government that the people of his Emirate would support the realisation of the government’s programmes and policies, especially the shared prosperity programme.

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