Gov. Aiyedatiwa inducts 165 new employees into Ondo Internal Revenue Service

As part of the efforts to transform the state’s tax narrative and enhance effectiveness and productivity, Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) has recruited 165 fresh graduates into its service.

The new employees of the agency, who cut across various disciplines, were recruited after a thorough and transparent exercise to enhance effectiveness in the service and operations of the agency.

Speaking at the induction programme of the new employees, held in Akure the state capital, at the Learning Centre of Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS), the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, congratulated the new staff and called them “The Lucky Ones.” He  said he approved their recruitment into the public service because of the need to reinvigorate the revenue generation of the state.

He said: “With the induction of 165 new employees into the Public Service of Ondo State, we are taking a significant step towards building a strong and capable workforce. These individuals represent the best and brightest who will contribute fresh ideas and dedication to our mission of serving the people of Ondo State.”

Governor Aiyedatiwa highlighted the importance of continuous learning and professional development in the field of taxation, encouraging the new employees to seize the opportunities for training and skill enhancement. “Innovation and creativity will be key in our approach to revenue generation. As we embrace new technologies and methodologies, let us ensure fairness and equity in our tax policies”, he said.

In his welcome address, Dr. Tolu Adegbie, Executive Chairman of ODIRS, enumerated the mission to transform Ondo State’s tax narrative and enhance revenue generation. He urged the new recruits to embrace their roles with enthusiasm, emphasizing the importance of transparency and professionalism in their duties. The ODIRS Boss further noted the significant growth in Ondo State’s revenue, outlining plans to deploy the new staff across ODRIS offices in the 18 local government areas of the state.

In his remarks, the Head of Service, Mr. Bayo Philips emphasized the importance of adhering to rules and regulations in the public service. He stressed the significance of integrity and ethical conduct, stating that delivering quality work in a timely manner is paramount.

Responding on behalf of the newly recruited staff, Akinkuotu Catherine thanked the state governor for the opportunity given to them and pledged to be hardworking and follow the laid down rules of the agency.

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