KWIRS Generates N7.7bn Revenue In 4 Months 

Chairman, Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Dr Muritala Awodu, has said that the revenue body generated the sum of N7.7b as revenue between January and April 2018. 

Speaking in Ilorin on Wednesday during the quarterly media briefing of the revenue body, Dr. Awodu said N2.2bn was realized in January as against N2.7bn generated in January 2017, while N2.39bn in February as against N2.7bn in 2017 February. 

According to the chairman, the sum of N1.8b and N1.9 were generated in in March and April 2018 respectively as against N2.7 generated in March and April 2017. 

Awodu added that the N7.7b generated in four months represented 70 percent performance which he said was a marginal increase against the N7.4b generated between January to April 2017. 

The Chairman also said the revenue body carried out about ten community impact services within the period under review. 

He said such activities include renovation of marriage registry, distribution of books to pupils of schools in the Kwara North Senatorial District and clearing of drainages around Tanke area. 

The Chairman also said KWIRS contributed to the endowment funds to the forthcoming convocation of the Kwara State University, Malete and donation of vehicle to the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW). 

Others, he said, are sponsoring of symposium at KWASU, donation of borehole to Ifelodun community in Alagbado area, as well as clearing of Yoruba road market. 

He said the Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed gave KWIRS a target of N38b for 2018, but added that the target was pruned down to N33b because of restructuring that took place at the revenue body. 

Awodu said two items on the 2018 budget has to be dropped because of the restructuring in KWIRS which he said were N3b for fertilizer for farmer and N2b for Bureau of Land. 

“We are to focus on the N33b target for 2018 at N7.7b monthly,” the chairman added