Dr Muritala Awodun, Executive Chairman, KW-IRS stated that capacity development has been the watchword of the Service as well as a strategy to sustaining the qualitative service delivery. He further stated that KW-IRS has since inception placed value on several capacity building programs with the latest of such program being the processing of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications. He shared the specific ISO certifications being processed which are Quality Management System and Business Continuity Management System certification. He posited that these certifications will place the Service on the pedestal of international standard.
Dr Awodun declared this while addressing the Press in the second quarter 2018 media parley event which held on 15 August 2018. He reasoned holding of the media parley consistently to accountability to the people and expressed satisfaction on the transparency and answerability thus far.
At the briefing, Dr Awodun centered his presentation on three major points which were revenue generation, sustainability of KW-IRS and the Community Impact Program (CIP) of the Service. He declared the revenue generated by the Service in the first seven months of 2018 as N11.66 Billion (Eleven Billion, Sixty-Six Million Naira) only.
In the area of sustainability, the Executive Chairman reiterated the activities of the service in the area of capacity building and establishment of continuity international standard as the strategy to sustaining the value and integrity of the organization and its processes.
One of the methods KW-IRS has adopted to the give back to the society and impact positively in the lives of the residents of Kwara is the model tagged Community Impact Program (CIP). This program has helped the Service in the area of communal service and development interventions. The program has touched several communities across the 3 senatorial districts in Kwara State and has helped in the mobilization of revenue in the State by fostering acceptance of the Service by the people.
Dr Awodun on enquiry from the Press mentioned some of the projects embarked on in the year so far which has included donation of transformers, distribution of school bags and books to pupils, drilling of bore holes, clearing of drainages and refuse dumps, and tax club quiz competition in secondary schools, among several others.
In his opening remarks, Mallam Muhammad Sabi, the Honorable Commissioner for Information and Communications expressed his pleasure in the performance of KW-IRS since the inception of the Service. He described the activities of the Service as representative of the protection of the interest of the people of Kwara State and the country at large.
The Commissioner expressed that the Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC) held KW-IRS in high esteem from the unprecedented performance recorded and the various dealings together. He also gave credence to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed for establishing KW-IRS as the vital organ in the State that has made accountability and transparency its watchword, which is what gave rise to holding quarterly media sessions.