One of the strategies adopted by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) to add value to the revenue collection process is its Community Impact Programme (CIP). It is a programme geared towards reaching out to the residents of Kwara by way of value addition to the revenue collection. The Community Impact Programme is an innovation of the Chairman of the Service Dr Muritala Awodun who maintains that it is not just about collecting revenue. The programme is built around what he calls the Five Es; Education, Employment, Enterprise, Environment and Empowerment.
The Service therefore introduced CIP in their monthly activities with the first one in January 2016, which was targeted at clearing the Ipata Market of its dump. The January CIP was consequently on resolving environmental challenge.
In the month of March, Education was earmarked as a give back avenue to positively impact the lives of Kwarans. Thus, the Community Impact programme by the Service for the month of March 2016 cantered on the realization of this. Four schools from four Local Government Areas (LGA) were selected randomly to benefit from the March CIP; Eiyenkorin LGEA School, BudoEgba in Asa Local Government Area, Ifedapo LGEA School, Bala, inIlorin South LGA,Community LGEA Primary School, Koko, Ifelodun LGA and Community LGEA School, Falokun, Irepodun LGA.
To perform this charitable task, Dr. Muritala Awodun, the Executive Chairman of KW-IRS led the management and staff of KW-IRS to these Local Government Areas.