Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has approved the promotion of 436 members of Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) workforce.
This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Sunday by the Secretary, Corporate Affairs Department of KW-IRS, Mrs Titilayo Ogunwale.
The approval is in recognition of the contributions of the staff towards revenue mobilisation mandate and in appreciation of an unprecedented achievement of N35.4 billion.
According to the statement, the figure represents 112 per cent of the IGR budget of the state for the year 2022; a great leap from 95.5 per cent achieved in 2021.
The promotion exercise recorded 248 staff, comprising 50 in the senior cadre, 198 in junior cadre, while 188 staff received letters of step upgrade.
The Abdulrazaq-led administration in KW-IRS 2021 staff appraisal promoted 332 staff and upgraded 235 staff.
The revenue agency restated its commitment to the welfare of staff by continuing in making remarkable achievements in line with best practices, intensifying strategic engagements with taxpayers and stakeholders.
The commitment extended towards continuous blockage of revenue leakages through implementation of new initiatives and prompt deployment of modern-day technology towards actualisation of the set IGR target for the year 2023.
The statement said the service would not relent in providing conducive work and business environment.
The statement said KW-IRS would prioritised placement of premium on its workforce through an extensive training plan for all, as relevant to its operations, better service delivery, healthcare and work life balance of staff to improve revenue drive for the state.
The KW-IRS Executive Chairman, Mrs Shade Omoniyi, expressed its profound appreciation to AbdulRazaq for the opportunity and avenue to explore various innovations over the years.
Omoniyi also appreciated taxpayers and other stakeholders who are strategic in supporting its seamless processes of tax administration in the state.
She however enjoined them to continue to work tirelessly in ensuring set target is met, remain focused and dedicated to their job by embracing innovations required in doing more together to achieve more successes.