The Chairman of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Dr Muritala Awodun, yesterday said the agency had remitted N6.6 billion into government’s coffers in the first quarter of 2017, representing 100 per cent increase over that of 2016.
Awodun disclosed this while speaking at the quarterly media interaction with journalists in Ilorin where he noted that the huge turnover was as a result of the successful collaboration with the stakeholders by the government early in the year. He also said that larger chunk of the money of N2.1 billion was used by the government to augment the payment of ýsalaries because the federal allocation was grossly insufficient.
Awodun also assured that other infrastructure such as roads, water and energy which had direct impact on the people would also be attended to ýas soon as possible.
He further said that N100M was generated for local governments by KW-IRS in three months, an amount the local government generated in a year before KW-IRS took over.