The newly constituted members of the Finance and Appropriation Committee of the Kwara State House of Assembly visited the Corporate Head Office of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) on Wednesday, 27th June, 2019 in a bid to familiarize themselves with the agency, and keep the Committee abreast with its operations.
The 7-man Committee which was constituted at the sitting of Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 comprise Hon. Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim representing Owode/Onire Costituency, Chairman; Hon. Abdullahi Danbaba Halidu representing Kaiama/ Wajibi Constituency, Deputy Chairman; Hon. Ojo Olayiwola Oyebode representing Odo-Ogun Constituency, Member; Hon. Abolarin Ganiyu Gabriel representing Ekiti Constituency, Member; Hon. Ndamusa Mohammed Guyedi representing Edu Constituency, Member; Ibrahim Abdulkadri Alabi, Committee Clerk and Muhammed Mansurat Mopelola, Assistant Committee Clerk.
While welcoming the Committee at the Corporate Head Office, the Executive Chairman of KW-IRS, Prof. Muritala Awodun expressed his happiness to receive the august visitors. In his words, “I will like to appreciate your kind gesture for considering and deeming it fit to pay the Service a courtesy visit despite your tight schedules. This act really shows your willingness and readiness to move Kwara forward”
“KW-IRS was established in 2015 with the main responsibility of generating revenue for the strategic and systematic development of Kwara State. The reason for the establishment became necessary because the State could no longer depend only on Federal Allocation but on IGR,” he added.
The Executive Chairman further revealed that the Service now operate averagely on N2billion monthly as against the previous N600million generated monthly by the old board. He added that many other States have understudied KW-IRS to know how IGR can be increased with visible results showing after a year. The Chairman of the Committee enjoin the Service to maintain its core values as they continue to perform their sole function effectively in the State. “Also, it is an axiomatic fact that KW-IRS is one of the, if not the only, engine rooms of the State. Thus, we need your cooperation because we are here to work in order not to disappoint the good people of Kwara State,” he added.