Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has said the newly established State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) will not impose new taxes.
He said it would only boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through the diversification of the state’s economy.
The governor spoke at Ilesha Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area at the presentation of the staff of office to the Emir of the town, Prof. Halidu Abubakar.
Ahmed said the mandate of KWIRS was to change the process of collecting taxes by deploying technology to block loopholes and increase efficiency.
The governor noted that with an increased revenue, his administration would complete existing projects, establish new ones in all sectors and inject additional N2 billion into the state’s entrepreneurship development scheme.
He urged the new Emir to build bridges of harmony and peace among the people of his domain and beyond.
Prof. Abubakar pledged not to betray the confidence the people of the emirate and the state government reposed in him.