The agency of Kwara State Government saddled with the responsibility of mobilizing revenue for the strategic development of the State has resolved on strategies to drive an improved revenue for Kwara State in the year 2023.
Giving her opening address at a 2-day revenue growth strategic retreat, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi expressed her profound appreciation to members of staff of the Service and Stakeholders in the State for their contributions and support towards the attainment and surpassing of the set budget of the State for the year 2022, with a charge to all to remain resolute in ensuring the revenue target for the year 2023 becomes achievable.
The KW-IRS boss noted that remarkable IGR performance for the year 2023 would be premised on Three (3) major principles- “Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination”, adding that all staff of the Service at all levels must embrace the 3Cs of Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination; as the basic principles will aid maintenance of good relationships across board and eliminate all forms of distractions.
The Executive Chairman reiterated that team bonding, appreciation, and reward of outstanding performances among staff, taking ownership of the job, and accountability by all, are key to the success of the Service. She implored staff to desist from “We and them” syndrome; divisive attitudes, rather, embrace collaboration and clear paths to achieving the set goal.
The retreat,held at the Corporate Head Office of the Service in Ilorin, on 19th and 20th January,2023, featured a review of the documented 3-year strategic revenue growth plan of 2021-2023 and paper presentations on strategies to drive set target.
The session did not fail to recount landmark achievements recorded under the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration, through the deployment of modern Technology for seamless revenue administration in the State, and the exponential growth in revenue generated for the State from 2019 till date; notably, the creation of functional self-service portal,
implementation of cashless policy through the online payment platforms, provision of POS at revenue touch points across the State, integration of processes across MDAs, simplified assessment system, instant receipting of payments made, among several other laudable reforms aimed at improving revenue processes and blocking revenue leakages towards enhancement of IGR for Kwara.
“As a Performance-Driven agency of the government, continuous Quality Service delivery in line with best global practices, commitment of staff to the job, improved collaboration with MDAs and stakeholders, continuous tax advocacy, and re-orientation of taxpayers on their civic responsibilities, and what the brand – KW-IRS stands for remain pertinent to the attainment of 2023 target of the State” Omoniyi stated.
The Management Team, led by the Executive Chairman, hosted all members of staff to a Get-Together at the Kwara State Banquet Hall, Ilorin, after the retreat to appreciate and celebrate feats achieved by the State in the year 2022. Highlights of the Get-Together were the official introduction of KW-IRS Board members, awards presentation to outstanding staff for the four quarters of the year 2022, games, and lots of merriment.
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS