Kwara State has emerged the Highest Transacting State in the West Region at the Interswitch Award and Gala Night for having the highest number of electronic transactions in the region on their platform.
Kwara State, beat other nominees in its category, taking away the award for its exemplary results and outstanding performance in Interswitch disbursement.
Interswitch is an African-focused integrated digital payment and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis.
While receiving the prestigious award on behalf of the State at the colorful and well attended event, the Head of ICT, KW-IRS, Mr. Dare Akogun appreciated the organizer for the recognition noting that the State and KW-IRS will continue to be dedicated to hard work and effective electronic payment processes.
“This recognition will surely spur us to do more in meeting the needs of our taxpayers with unmatched customer service. This award of excellence also gives credence to our core values in the Service”, he added.
Interswitch is the main partner in the electronic payment collection process in Kwara State. The partnership between KW-IRS and Interswitch in the automation of collections has led to the use of several products like PAYdirect, RetailPAY, Quickteller and WebPAY by the Service. Interswitch powers the e-payment platform being used by MDAs in Kwara State, the Kwara State Citizenship Payments, Kwara State Pilgrimage payments as well as Hospital collections within the State.