From Oluseyi Dasilva Ilorin
Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) has said that it has collected a total revenue of N57.9 billion for the state since it fully took charge of the assignment in 2016.
Chairman of the Service, Muritala Awodun, disclosed this on Thursday in Ilorin when he briefed newsmen on activities of the agency in the last quarter of this year.
Awodun explained that the revenues collected in 2016 and 2017 are N17.4b and N19.6b respectively while that of the 2018 excluding the present month of December is N20.5b
He disclosed that in this year’s last quarter, the agency had already collected a total of N4.4b while still waiting for that of December.
The KWIRS said the agency had between January and November collected a total of N20.5b and expressed hope that by the time that of December is received the amount of N26.96b budgeted as revenue to be collected by the agency for the year would be realised.
He restated that the KWIRS had from first quarter to the third of the year, realised N6.4b, N3.6b and N5.9b respectively.
Awodun disclosed that his agency has also, since 2016, expended a total sum of N275million on community service for the development of the state.
He mentioned project executed with the community service to include installation of transformers, donation of boreholes, and renovation of classrooms across many communities in the state.