One of the virtues of a good leader is the ability to lead by example especially in displaying the act of patriotism and loyalty to civic duties such as paying taxes, obeying the laws and to be responsive to national calls. This desirable quality was shown by the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed through the payment of his land charge of his resident in GRA Ilorin. This was done as a result of Land Charge bill that he was served by the Directorate of Property Tax of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) on Tuesday 20th of February 2018.
On Wednesday 22nd of February 2018 the Executive Governor without any hesitation, visited the Corporate Head Office of KW-IRS to pay his land charge for 2018. The Executive Governor was welcomed by the Executive Chairman of the Service, Dr Muritala Awodun and other directors and preceded to the office to commence the electronic payment platform.
Addressing the newsmen after the payment, the Governor expressed delight in the e-payment platform introduced by KW-IRS to block leakages and improve the revenue base and urged members of the public, corporate bodies and other land users to follow suit as a practical demonstration of their commitment to the progress of the state as this remain the only way to enable government mobilize enough resources to improve infrastructure, human capital and economic development of the state.
Governor Ahmed noted that inability to pay tax as a duty will lead to deficit in funding capacity which according to him may have negative impact on the economy.
The payment process have been made easy, it can be done through mobile devices or computer by visiting pay.kw-irs.com and will take less than 5mins of completion or could be done at the Corporate Head Office or through KW-IRS Business Development Officers at the Bureau of Land, G.R.A Ilorin.