Abuja - The Kwara State Government is set to
commission the headquarters of the State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) later
Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed will preside over the event.
He is also expected to flag off the Kwara State Residents
Identification Number (KRIN), which will allow access to government services
and serve as an additional source of identity.
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede,
confirmed the plans.
He said traditional rulers, officials of labour unions,
artisans and representatives of market associations would attend.
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Akorede added that the commissioning of the Revenue House
would follow the opening of the four revenue courts established by the state
government to prosecute tax evaders and defaulters.
He acknowledged the presence of the revenue courts was to
ensure compliance with laws relating to tax administration in the state.
"Any individual or business in the state that fails
to comply with provisions of the law will be prosecuted accordingly by the
KWIRS."Akorede explained the establishment of the
revenue service was one of the concrete steps to lessen dependence on
federation allocation that has declined in the face of persistent drops in
global oil prices.
- CAJ News