By Muhammad Mukhtar Idris, Smile Sunday.

The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, who also doubles as the Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Honourable Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, has enjoined the Staff of Adavi/Okehi and Okene Area Tax Offices not to allow their challenges hinder their performances in revenue generation.

The Chairman stated this on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, when he made a familiarisation tour to the Area Offices in the Central Senatorial District of the State.

Honourable Idris, who affirmed that there are vast potentials in their  respective areas of coverage, urged them to be innovative in stimulating ideas that can engender the workability of seamless tax drive within the Taxpayers’ communities, adding that the Offices are strategically positioned by location to boost  revenue generation.

The Chairman also encouraged the respective Area Tax Managers to synergise with other Area Tax Managers to pave ways for the general progress of the Service.

Honourable Idris who emphasised the need for high performance, reminded them of the current tendencies to downsize the Staff capacity of the Service, noting that the plan can only be overruled if performances become impressive.

In his remarks, the Area Tax Manager, Adavi/Okehi ATO, Mohammed Bello Mukthar, thanked the IMC Chairman for his timely visit and promised to work by the blueprint of admonition that has been given by the Chairman. He also used the opportunity to present the needs of the Office which bordered around mobility, security, and personal working systems.

In the same vein, the Area Tax Manager, Okene ATO, Joshua Alori, expressed his appreciation to the Chairman and assured him of his positivity to recording new progresses, going forward. He also listed  the needs of the Office to be lack of vehicles for efficient tax drive, ICT and personal working systems.

In his response, the IMC Chairman admonished them to rise above their challenges to give their maximum outputs even as the Service looks into their needs.