…as agency rakes N16.139bn in 6months
By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Chairman, Kwara Internal Revenue Service(KWIRS), Professor Muritala Awodun has disclosed that he has made up his mind to return to the class room after his four years tenure as the executive chairman of the Agency by September this year.
According to him, his plan is to impact and experiences gotten at private sector to the classroom as it is where lives are transformed.
Awodun made this disclosure at the media parley held on Thursday at the Ministry of Information and Communication in Ilorin.
“My personal position on returning to classroom after September when my tenure will elapsed has not changed”
“I know the impact private sector experience will have in my class as lives are mould in the classroom. So I felt the experience I have gathered if not used in the classroom it will be a waste, though if not full time job it will part time,” he said.
The Chairman also disclosed that the Agency collected N1.145billion in April, N6.907billion in May and N1.76 billion in June.
“Total tax collected for second quarter of 2019 goes thus, April, N1.141 billion; May, N6.970billion; June, N1.76billio.
“So the Agency collected N9.8 billion for the Second quarter as against N6.229billion collected in the first Quarter, in all we collected N16.139 billion for the half year of 2019,”he said.
He noted that in his three and half years operation as the chairman of the Agency alternative dispute Resolution has been working for the Agency.
He urged the new administration to streamline the tax collection process so as be able to operate more than before as well as attract more private investors to the state.