By Muhammad Mukhtar Idris

The Management of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has sought the collaboration of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in the area of data capturing and verification to enhance adequate planning of taxation and security administrative in the State.

The Acting Executive Chairman, KGIRS, Mallam Yusufu Abubakar, who led his team to the office of the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, said that the collaboration has become imperative considering the significance of NIMC in management of primary data for all Nigerian citizens and residents.

He noted that the data will enable KGIRS to know the number of people resident in the State and possibly the types of businesses being carried out by such people across the State.

Responding, the Director General, NIMC, Engr Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, promised the Management of KGIRS that the Commission has concluded arrangements to allow KGIRS take part in the data capture of the 2.3 Million residents of the State not captured on the NIN database. He stated that only about 1.1 Million people are captured in the State by the Commission.

The Director General  also assured the Management of the Revenue Body that the Commission’s 3rd level verification access will be provided at zero cost for the first 90 days and a possible data capture license will be issued due to the low level of penetration observed for Kogi State.

Amongst those in company of the Acting Executive Chairman to the Commission were Mr. Sani Isah Adinoyi, Head, ICT, and Mr Adim Okolie, the Service’s Consultant on Central Billing System.