As part of the of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) effort to impact positively the lives of residents of Kwara State through her Community Impact Program (CIP), the Service donated a 200KVA transformer to end the insufficient power supply in the Ayedun Community, Oke –Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State. By this act, the Service was able to end the black out that had caused economic setback in the Community.
The members of the Community rolled out in their numbers to express delight during the installation of the transformer on 29 March, 2018. The KW-IRS team which was led by the Director of Special Duties, Mr Segun Olaniyi, and the Director, Corporate, Alhaji Olaide Nuhu Muhammed, presented the transformer on behalf of the Executive Chairman of the Service. Others present at the occasion were the Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Habibah K.K Aiyelabegan and the Omu-Aran Area Office Coordinator, Mr Yinka Anifowose.
The Obajisun of Ayedun, HRM (Dr.) Olusegun Abayomi Rotimi (JP) commended KW-IRS for its revolutionary tax administration in Kwara State and for touching lives through its various activities such as the donation of transformer to Ayedun Community.
The Chiefs, including the Asiwaju of Ayedun, J. O. Ogunshola, Odofian of Ayedun, Chief Bolaji Omotosho Aralamo and other members of the community also commended the State Government and the KW-IRS for the provision. They unanimously agreed that that the Service has continually worked with the fear of God and that their intervention are often timely and excellently performed with the interest of the people in mind.
The representative of the Students of the community expressed joy that the availability of the transformer will enable constant power supply for students preparing for the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.
In appreciation, the Oba of Ayedun, HRM (Dr.) Olusegun Abayomi Rotimi (JP) President, Ayedun Development Association (ADA), Alh. Fatai Tiamiyu and representatives of Ayedun Students’ Union visited the KW-IRS Corporate Office to show gratitude for the delivery of the transformer to the community. They were received at the Revenue House by the Executive Chairman, Dr Muritala Awodun. The Oba described Dr Muritala Awodun as a man of honour and integrity.
The President of the Union, Comrade Olatunji Dare Emmanuel in his remarks commended the Management of KW-IRS for the outstanding performance of the Service since 2015 urging residents of Kwara to join hands to make KW-IRS record more success in prospective years.
Responding, the Executive Chairman of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, Dr Muritala Awodun said it is the responsibility of the Service to reciprocate by giving back to the society as allowed by the Kwara State Administration Law 2015. He added that governance and taxation is a social contract which is expected to be mutually beneficial on the part of the government and the governed. Dr Awodun added that it is the duty of the residents of Kwara State to respond by paying their taxes to spur the government to do more.
In his closing remarks to the royal entourage, Dr Awodun concluded that “As you continue to pay your Tax, the Government through IF-K and other projects will continue to change the face of Kwara State”