Ekiti IRS Boss Reassures of Improved IGR

 

*** ‘Ring Roads to Decongest Traffic Soon’

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE

 

 

The Chairman of Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Mr. Muyiwa Ogunmilade has assured members of staff of the organization, together with other related stakeholders that he would do all within his reach to improve the current revenue base of the state.
 

The new Ekiti Revenue Boss gave this assurance when he officially resumed office as the new helmsman of the State IRS in Ado-Ekiti.
 

Mr. Ogunmilade, who was the Director- General of the State Signage Agency between 2011 and 2013, said his appointment to lead the board was consequent upon his role as an active key player in the improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) drive of Ogun State as the
Head of Tax Audit in IRS in the state.

 

Mr. Ogunmilade promised to introduce a lot of innovations that would turn around the fortune of the state, adding that staff and other stakeholders would be motivated to perform at their best.
 

The chairman said he was willing to welcome innovative ideas and suggestions that would lift the state to its next level through improved revenue generation.
 

In his remarks, the Managing Director, RBS Consultants, which is the consultancy firm engaged to handle the revenue generation of the state, Mr. Isola Akingbade while welcoming the new chairman, urged him to have a direct working relationship with the governor for required governmental support.
 

Mr Akingbade, who described the chairman as a brilliant, hardworking and committed personality assured that he would enjoy a robust working relationship with the staff, having enjoyed a smooth and cordial working relationship with them as the chairman between 2011 and 2014.
In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary of the State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Benjamin Adebiyi, congratulated Mr. Ogunmilade on his appointment with the assurance that he would enjoy good working relationship with the staff.

 

 

 

In another development, the Kayode Fayemi-led administration in Ekiti State would soon
kick-start construction of ring roads to ease traffic congestion and complement the prospective rail project of the Federal government.
 

The Special Adviser on Works,   Infrastructure and Transport, Hon. Sunday Adunmo made this known while fielding questions from Journalists in Ado Ekiti.
 

Mr. Adunmo who disclosed that the project would cover areas such as lworoko, Aare, Afao, Ago Aduloju, lkere and lgbara Odo-Ekiti, said the project would be carried out in three phases.
 

Other areas to be covered, according to the Special Adviser are llawe, lgede, Esure, Eyio, Ifaki-Ekiti amongst others.
 

Hon. Adunmo blamed the poor state of roads in the State on poor maintenance culture by the generality of the people.
 

He said all the earth moving and road construction equipment purchased by government which had not been put into use in the last five years would be fully mobilized to rehabilitate and fix all potholes on the roads across the state.
 

“We have a palliative measure for potholes across the state. The current Governor bought some heavy construction equipment such as asphalt plant, pavers, Rollers, amongst others during his first term in office, but unfortunately, none of these equipment was put to use by immediate past administration. We shall put these plants to use. I can assure you that potholes will soon vanish from our roads,” Adunmo affirmed.
 

The Special Adviser said the current government was ready to provide basic amenities at farm settlements and villages across the state, noting that such move would not only stop unnecessary rural-urban migration, it would equally boost agricultural productivity in the
rural areas.
 

He also assured Ekiti people that work would soon commence on the approved Federal government’s rail project as well as construction of lkere-Akure dual carriage way.
 

Hon. Adunmo advised leadership of successive administration to ensure continuity and completion of government projects noting that abandoned projects are usually completed at higher cost.
“We should know that Ekiti State belongs to us all. So, we should learn to continue from where any administration stops. The cost of roofing the abandoned Civic Centre project has now become double of what would have been used if the successive administration continued
and completed the project. All these are detrimental to the progress of our state”, he lamented.
 

He said the commencement of construction work on New Iyin-Ekiti Road would kick-start an infrastructural revolution that would become a reference point in the country.

 

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