As part of the strategy to impact Kwarans at all levels directly or indirectly, the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) on 21 May 2015 took its Community Impact Program (CIP) to Ilorin West Local Government Area where an ultra modern toilet facility with 2 blocks of toilets (male and female with 2 stalls each) was donated to the people of Ago Market Community. It was indeed a remarkable day for the people of Ago Market Community as the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service commissioned and handed over the keys of the donated toilets to the Market Executives.
Witnessing the noteworthy event was the representative of His Excellency, Alhaji. Abdulfatah Ahmed, the Governor of Kwara State, Hon. Commissioner, Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs, Hon. Haruna. T. Muhammed, the representative of HRH. Alhaji. (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin, Magaji Nda, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Dr. Muritala Awodun, Directors of KW-IRS, Iyaloja and Babaloja General, Market Executives, KW-IRS staff and market people.
In his welcome address, Dr. Awodun appreciated all present and reiterated the stand of KW-IRS to ensure that revenue collected by the people is judiciously utilized. He stated that the present administration is not just interested in collecting revenue from its citizenry but also promised that revenue collected is used for the development of the state. He emphatically stated that despite the fact that KW-IRS has not started collection at the Ago market, it still took it to heart to donate a public toilet to the market community following the request of the market executives. He admonished the market people to see this as evidence that the State Governor Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed is mindful of their plight. He pleaded with the marketers to ensure good maintenance of the facility.
The Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Haruna .T. Muhammed in his speech addressed the market people on the need to cooperate with the Abdulfatah’s administration and the demands of KW-IRS which is geared towards the positive transformation of the state. He said the toilet donation is just a tip of the iceberg compare to what the state has in stock for the people. He however pleaded with the market executive to ensure that the toilet is well maintained.
The representative of the Emir of Ilorin, Magaji Nda was full of commendation of the KW-IRS management team. He appealed to all the market people to support the cause of the present Governor and his initiative for the development of the state which KW-IRS is one. He used the opportunity to commend and congratulate His Excellency on the selection of the management team of KW-IRS; saying they are the right peg in the right hole. He further requested the market executive to set up a committee that will be responsible for the management of the toilet facility.
The Hon. Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs, Alhaji. Haruna .T Muhammed proceeded to commission the ultra modern toilet facility by cutting of the tape after which the facility was declared open for use.