Who We Are
To consistently promote voluntary Tax compliance via innovative business technology and resourceful people engagement.
To be a leading Revenue Service in Nigeria in terms of Collection, Creativity and Cost Efficiency.
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What We Do
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KGIRS is the Revenue Collecting Arm of Kogi State Government with the responsibility of collecting Taxes, Levies and other revenue items due to the State.
KGIRS operates responsibly, effectively, efficiently and transparently in revenue administration for the people of Kogi State.
The Harmonization bill signed into law on 27th January, 2017 gives KGIRS the power to collect all Revenue due to the State.
KGIRS gathers business intelligence all over the nooks and crannies of the State and as well offers corporate advisory services on Taxation. Also, KGIRS represents the interest of Kogi State Government, especially in any legal litigation bordering on taxation or debt recovery.
Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) is not just working in isolation, but with experts and various tax consultants with ICT techniques as a principal tax assistant.
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We are commited to the employment of best-practice standards in the delivery of efficient Tax Services to Kogi State.
Sule Salihu Enehe
Abubakar Mohammed Bello
Hilary Ojomah Egwudah
Personal Income Tax
Saidu Isah Okino
Legal Services & Enforcement
MDAs & Other Revenue
John Salifu Ojonugwa
Road Taxes & LGC
Sadiq Ibrahim Ohindas
Tax Audit & Compliance
Mallam Yusufu Abubakar is the Acting Executive Chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service.
He is a focused, self-driven, creative, resourceful, forward-looking professional with an extensive banking experience in Nigeria.
Mallam Yusufu Abubakar is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bayero University, Kano. In his quest for more knowledge and self-development, he got an additional Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bayero University, Kano, and other several local and international seminars and trainings.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Career wise, he has over 16 years of banking experience across three different major banks in Nigeria.
He was a Jaiz Bank Member, Management Committee (MANCO), and Member, Asset & Liability Committee (ALCO), also Member, Management Investment Committee (MIC), and Member, Branch Development Committee (BDC).
During his banking career, he midwifed and established some Coaching Programmes viz. Basic Islamic Banking Course, Micro Non-Interest Finance Study Tour, The Art of Selling Islamic Banking Products, Islamic Fund Management, Sukuk and Capital Market Instruments, Islamic Capital Markets, and he ensured high returns on investment.
He is a turn-around Manager, a transformational leader, bound by the ambition to achieve business objectives and with excellence.
He was appointed as the Acting Executive Chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, in December 2020, by the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to enhance the revenue growth of the State to finance its developmental projects.
Abubakar Mohammed Bello is the Director of Administration, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service. He is an energetic, self-driven, creative, resourceful, forward-looking team professional with an extensive banking experience both locally and internationally.
Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Bello is an Alumnus of Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Administration and Post Graduate Diploma(PGD) in Public Administration from Kogi State University, Anyigba.
He also attended Abrose Alli University, Ekpoma for His Master in Public Administration (MPA). In his quest for more knowledge and Self-development, he is currently working on his PhD. Public Administration at International University of Bamenda.
He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), a fellow of Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAIN), Member of Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM), a fellow of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management (IOARM) , a member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria(CITN) and currently in affiliation with Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development (CIHCD).
Career wise, He has over 29-years banking experience with First Bank of Nigeria Plc, where he rose to management level.
He headed several posts amongst others such as: Head Branch Operations Services, and Human Resource/Administration. Also, Save Sanity Foundation International, Abuja a non-governmental organisation.
He has attended several training on Banking Operations (foreign and domestic), Risk Asset Management, Fraud Detection, Prevention and Control, Relationship Management, Credit Concept and Management, Business Advisory and Consultative Skills, Business Value and Professional Behaviours, Complaints Management Training etc.
He is a highly creative and amiable team player with strong interpersonal and organization skill with a robust sense of details and hunger for knowledge. He has ability to work with minimum supervision and capacity to grasp complex matters. He is exposed and has a wide depth of skills in interpretation of financial information. During his banking-career, he midwifed market expansion and business development and ensured high returns on investment. He is a turn-around Manager, a transformational leader, bound by the ambition to achieve business objectives with excellence.
Mr Abubakar Mohammed Bello joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) in 2021 as a Director and presently the Director of Administration to enhance revenue growth to finance her developmental projects.
Sule Salihu Enehe; the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Services, is an energetic, self-driven, creative, resourceful, forward-looking professional with an extensive work experience in both public and private sectors of Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of Achievers University, Owo, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting (Forensic), Masters of Science Degree in Accounting from Salem University, Lokoja, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (Financial Management) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. In his quest for more knowledge and self-development, he is presently pursuing his PhD Degree in Accounting at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, accompanied with several local and international seminars and training.
He has expertise in the following field :
-Accounting and Financial Advisory
-Auditing and Investigation (Forensic)
– Tax Services and Advisory
– Public Sector Reform and Analysis
-Business Process and Re-engineering.
-Human Capital Development and Training.
Sule Salihu Enehe is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Fellow of Chartered institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI) and Associate of Risk Management Academy (ARMA).
Career wise, he has over 20 years work experience across five (5) different organisations in Nigeria.
He was a Director of Tax Audit and Compliance, which, at interval, he also became the Director of Finance and Account with the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service before his current position as Executive Chairman at the same establishment.
He was also Director of Finance and Administration with Be the Change Organization (BCO), Abuja.
He worked as Audit Manager with Nasir Ozamah and Co. (Chartered Accountant).
He was also Area Senior Finance Officer in-charge of Area V, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, under the defunct Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTEL).
He was a part-time lecturer with Unique Professional Tutors, an ICAN-accredited professional training centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Sule Salihu Enehe is a turn-around manager, a transformational leader, bound by the ambition to achieve business objectives and with excellence.
He was Directed by the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to take charge as the Acting Executive Chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, on November 17, 2021, being the most senior Director of the Service, after the exit of the former Acting Executive Chairman, Mr. Yusufu Abubakar, to enhance revenue growth of the State to finance her developmental projects.
Sule Salihu Enehe was confirmed as the Executive Chairman of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service on February 07,2023.
Hilary Ojomah Egwudah is a graduate of Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He obtained his Master in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 2007.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).
He started his post-graduate career in Sedco Forex (Schlumberger) Nigeria as an Account Trainee in the Finance/Tax Department, 2000.He was retained to work with the organization after his Youth Service based on his performance in Sedco Forex.
He later joined Transocean Nigeria Limited in 2003, the Premier Offshore Drilling Company that broke away from Sedco Forex (Schlumberger) Nigeria, where he rose through the ranks to become Senior Tax Accountant in 2011.
He joined Indigo Drilling Nigeria Limited in 2013 and rose to become Assistant Tax Manager in 2015.
Hilary is an experienced PWC-Trained accomplished financial manager and a Tax Expert. He has extensive experience spanning over fifteen years in the Oil and Gas Industry in Core Accounting and financial management, cost control, Budget planning, Strategy & implementation, including internal control Techniques. He has attended several seminars and short Accounting/Tax Courses with certificates.
He is an effective communicator, creative, a dedicated and meticulous professional backed with financial discipline, intelligence and due diligence to achieve set targets. Hilary is also a trainer and human developer.
In October, 2016, Hilary Egwudah joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) as Area Tax Manager, Idah Area Tax Office. He was later elevated to join the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service Management Team as Head, Area Tax Offices. He was promoted to Director, Personal Income Tax in February 2021, a position he is currently occupying.
He is married to Ede Queeneth Egwudah with four children.
Barrister Saidu Isah Okino is the Director of Legal and Enforcement, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service. He is a focused, self – driven and energetic legal Advisor with over twenty years of experience in all legal matters. He is a business law expert, and skillful at criminal and civil litigation. He excels at critical thinking and legal drafting as well as liaising with all government key agencies and parastatals on legal issues.
Barrister Saidu Isah Okino is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano, with a Bachelor of Law degree and a Master’s LLM degree from University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and attended several other local and international seminars and conferences.
He attended Nigeria Law School in 1999 – 2000, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001.
He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association. He was the Resident State Counsel in Okene Zonal Offices of Kogi State Ministry of Justice for over ten years before being posted to the Headquarters in Lokoja.
He is a turn – around legal Advisor, promoted as Assistant Director, Civil Litigation, and works directly with the Director of Civil Litigation, Ministry of Justice, Lokoja, Kogi State.
He was with Bureau of Lands and Urban Development as the Head of Legal Services in the year 2020, and joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) as Director of Legal and Enforcement in 2021.
He is a transformational lawyer and has passion for commitment to work with ambition to achieve set objectives with excellence.
Olubunmi Ajayi holds a B.sc in Accounting from the famous Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants (ICAN) as well as an Associate Member Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), who also holds a Diploma in Business Consulting from the Chartered Management Institutes, United Kingdom. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Leeds University Business School (LUBS), United Kingdom where he obtained his MBA.
Prior to joining KGIRS, Olubunmi was the Executive Director Finance and Strategies, BV Corporation Ltd providing Accounting, Tax, Finance and Management Services to local and foreign companies. He has also worked as the Executive Director Enterprise Management and Chief Financial Officer Alphastar Paints Industries Ltd, Principal Consultant with Development Research & Derivatives, a Senior Accountant with Noble Drilling Incorporation, Residence Control Officer with Finbank (now FCMB) among others.
Succinctly, Olubunmi is a top-level Finance & Management Expert, with extensive experience in Tax Practices, Accounting and Financial Management, Budget Planning and Implementation, Product Costing and Cost Control, and Internal Control Design within the Oil and Gas Industry, the Banking Sector, Consulting Firm and the Manufacturing Industry both locally and internationally.
Mr. Olubunmi joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service as Director Finance and Accounts in October, 2016 .He became the Director, Personal Income Tax/Area Tax Offices in February,2018 and presently Director, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Other Revenue.
John Ojonugwa Salifu CNA, ACTI, ACCrFA.
1. B. Agriculture Second Class Honours Upper Division A.B.U. Zaria, 1995.
2. B. Sc. Accounting. Second Class Honours Upper Division Salem University, Lokoja 2021.
3. M.Sc Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, 1998.
4. Post graduate Diploma in Management, A.B.U, Zaria 2011.
5. Masters in Business Administration ABU, Zaria 2014.
6. Post graduate Diploma in Education, University of Ilorin.
7. Ph.D Agricultural Economics (In View) Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba.
He served with Logos Computers Institute, Maryland Lagos in 1996. He started his banking career with Societe Generale Bank in August, 1999 as a Relationship Officer where he rose to become a Relationship Manager before leaving for Universal Trust Bank, now Union Bank as Branch Operations Manager. In 2005, he moved to Intercontinental Bank, Lokoja as Relationship Manager Retail Banking. His banking career was enhanced in 2009 when he joined Finbank (FCMB) as Regional Retail Head and was transferred to Lokoja, to be in charge of North Central.
He is a skilled banker with over 16years experience in a target driven environment where he has proved his worth. He is a competent, multi-disciplinary, articulate, well focused person who has brought his wealth of experience to drive revenue in Kogi State.
Mr John Ojonugwa Salifu is also the current Chairman, Board of Trustees of one of the fastest growing educational institution-Rhema International Academy Lokoja (Nursery, Primary and Secondary School) where he is contributing to the educational development of Kogi State.
Mr John Ojonugwa Salifu joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service in October, 2016 and has held several positions which include:
1. Director (Coordinating Director) in charge of Compliance, Research and Intelligence, Enforcement, Tax Education and Personnel Management.
2. Director, MDAs, Road Taxes and Other Revenue Directorate.
3. Director, MDAs and Other Revenue.
4. Director, MDAs.
5. Director, Personal Income Tax.
6. He is currently the Director Road Taxes and Local Government Collections.
John Ojonugwa Salifu is a multi-disciplinary person who is skillful in policy analysis and also multilingual (French and English Languages).
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
1. Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
2. Member, Association of National Accountant of Nigeria, ANAN.
3. Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria (ACCrFA).
Sadiq Ibrahim Ohindas, a graduate of Accountancy from Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin, 1993. He served in Madona Comprehensive High School, Anambra, 1995.
He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI), Associate Member, Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and, an Associate Member, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN).
In 1990, he started his career as an Audit/Accounting Trainee, KPMG (Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde & Co).
In 1996, he served as Management and Tax Consultancy Trainee and subsequently Unit Head/Manager, Olusola Adekanola & Co.
He joined B.A. Yusuf & Co as Audit Senior/Supervisor, a Chartered Accountant Consultancy Firm In 2000.
In 2001, he joined Dangote Group as an Accounting/Reconciliation Officer and rose to Financial Accountant and subsequently to the position of Financial Controller, Dangote Group- Sugar Plc, Salt/Nascon Plc and Flour Plc in 2016.
He got a practicing license as a Managing Partner; (Ibrahim Sadiq Ohi & Co), – a Chartered Accountants/Tax Practitioners.
In October, 2016, Mr. Sadiq Ibrahim Ohindas joined Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) as the Director Tax Operations. He has served as Director Finance and Accounts. He is currently, the Director Tax Audit and Compliance.
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