On Friday, 26th July 2019, Unilorin Tax Club in collaboration with the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) embarked on a Street Walk in a bid to raise tax awareness in the State.
Members of the Unilorin Tax Club were accompanied by a team of staff of the KW-IRS from the Informal Sector and Corporate Directorate headed by the Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Temi Kolawole.
The Street Walk started from Tanke Oke-Odo to Post-Office/ Challenge axis and ended at the Corporate Head Office of the Service located at No 27, Ahmadu Bello Way, GRA. The theme of the awareness was “Streets & Taxes”.
Speaking after the exercise, the Director of Admin. and Operation, Mrs Adenike Babajamu said the Street Walk was primarily to create tax awareness in order to have tax compliant residents in Kwara State, and educate the residents on what to pay, how to pay and when to pay their taxes. She added that, the awareness will also strengthen the relationship between the Service and the taxpayers, especially those in the informal sector. While responding to some of the feedback reports of the exercise, Mrs Babajamu asserted that tax payment is an obligatory civic responsibility and it is expected of every member of the public in the tax net to pay promptly.