KWIRS moves to drive revenue through tax education in schools
Muritala Awodun, executive chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), says that Kwara State government has devised several financial mechanisms to aggressively drive revenue through taxes.
Through this, the KWIRS has established tax clubs in secondary schools and introduced tax education to students in the state.
He said with the introduction of tax education in schools, students would have a clear understanding of the role of the tax in economic development. Apart from creating an interactive atmosphere for students, just as he added that the tax education in secondary schools would have impacts on parents as regards compliance and prompt remittance of taxes.
Awodun maintained that the clubs would provide enabling environment for the students to share ideas and contribute to the economic development of the state and Nigeria at large.
Speaking at the inauguration of the clubs at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School Hall, Ilorin, the KWIRS chairman said the students were expected to prepare for essay, quiz and debate competitions under the tutelage of their co-ordinators, while outstanding students and the schools would be awarded handsome prizes.
He disclosed that the clubs, started from Kwara Central Senatorial District, and would soon be replicated in two other senatorial districts in the state.
In his address at the programme, the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Musa Yeketi, who was represented by the Director of Schools in the Ministry, Titi Adeoti, thanked the KWRIS for introduction of the programme, pledging the Ministry’s support for the initiative.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of Parents, Teachers Association Kwara State chapter, the first Makama of Ilorin, Ibrahim Oniye, who lauded the State government and Internal Revenue Service for setting the pace for better academic performance through the formation of Tax clubs in schools.
RAZAQ AYINLA & SIKIRAT SHEHU
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