It has been brought to the notice of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) the false information being circulated on social media claiming that files were missing upon resumption on Monday 25th February, 2019.
Contrary to the false report, No staff of the Service or any other Government officials were present at the office premises during the weekend to perform any tasks. The Service resumed office on Monday 25th February, 2019 and its staff and activities were welcomed with its usual calm and serene ambiance with its properties, including ALL documents intact.
It is noteworthy that KW-IRS has always been very transparent about the revenue collected and its activities, with such information always available publicly on its website and through regular media parley with media correspondents for the dissemination of information to the residents of Kwara. The Service beyond revenue mobilization has also provided information on the utilisation of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) on several occasions.
Please note that all revenues are collected directly into State Government accounts, and KW-IRS does not have mandate to access any of those accounts.
KW-IRS condemns the creator and disseminator of false information and finds the behaviour malicious, mischievous and ignorant. The Service enjoins all to be vigilant and always verify information from relevant and authorised quarters.
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) assures the residents of Kwara of its unwavering commitment to the mobilisation of revenue for the development of Kwara while positively impacting in the lives of the people.
Prof. Muritala Awodun