The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) visited the Baboko Market on 18 June 2016 in response to the forty (40) shops burnt in the fire incident of 30 May 2016. The KW-IRS team had earlier visited the market to empathise with the victims of the unpleasant event. The Service recognised the need to respond quickly as the means of livelihood of many have been put to a halt due to this unfortunate event. The visit was to commence the reconstruction project of the shops.

The KW-IRS team led by the Executive Chairman, Dr Muritala Awodun was well received by the Kwara State Iyaloja General, the Baboko Market Executives and the market people. The Iyaloja General apprised that the public to realise from this event that it pays, to pay tax. She said it is obvious that it is from taxes paid by some residents of Kwara that the State Government can access funds for situations such as this which will benefit many. She enjoined all to ensure prompt and appropriate payment of taxes so that more of such projects can be enjoined.

Dr Muritala Awodun assured those present that as stated in the vision of the Service, our work entails ensuring that the revenue mobilised is channelled towards the development of Kwara State. He reminded the residents of Kwara that KW-IRS listens to the feedback from people so that it can appropriately advice the State Government on social and economic policies. He assured the Baboko Market community the project will be done with utmost urgency so that the people can resume normal business activities as soon as possible.

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