It was a joyous moment for a man of honour, intellectual and amiable character, the number one citizen of Kwara State, Alhaji Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed when dignitaries and the entire Board, Management and Staff of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), turned out en mass to celebrate the 55th birthday of the Executive Governor on Saturday 29th December 2018 at M&M Event Center, Offa Road, Ilorin.
The historic event was coupled with a book presentation titled ‘Taxpreneurship’ written by the Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) Dr Muritala Awodun to celebrate the establishment and achievement of the Service attributed to the Executive Governor’s revenue reform in the State in 2015.
Speaking at the event, Governor Ahmed appreciated the gesture of Dr Muritala Awodun to make his birthday a remarkable and a memorable one describing KW-IRS a ‘Child of Necessity’ that was entrusted in the hands of the Staff of the Service led by Dr Muritala Awodun to change the face of revenue mobilization in the State. Revamping the Revenue Mobilization in the State had brought rapid development to the state, enthused Dr Ahmed. He said KW-IRS performance is overwhelming and worthy of emulation by other State Revenue Services in Nigeria.
In his address, the Executive Chairman KW-IRS appreciated the Governor for giving the Service the enabling law, tools and environment to carry out the enormous assignment to ensure the residents of Kwara State enjoy the dividend of democracy.
The occasion was attended by several timbre and caliber across the State including the Honorable Speaker, Kwara State House of Assemble, Dr Ali Ahmad, Commissioners of the State, Heads of Ministries, Chairmen of Local Governments, Traditional rulers, financial institutions, Captains of industries amongst others. The book was reviewed by Prof Abiola Sanni from University of Lagos and presented by Prof (Mrs) Teju Somorin.