By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State raked in N18.036billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the first six months of the year.
This feat marked an improvement over the N16billion generated at the same time in 2021.
This was disclosed in Ilorin on Sunday by the Chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Ms. Shade Omoniyi.
Omoniyi, in a statement, also said the Service has concluded its staff appraisal and promotion exercise for the year 2021.
She added that the outcome of the exercise resulted in the promotion of 332 and step upgrade of 235 members of staff, adding the beneficiaries are made up of 16 senior staff and 316 junior staff of the Service.
“This is in recognition of the contribution of staff to the overall achievement of the Service and particularly in the actualization of the 95.61 per cent of our annual budget of 2021, a feat that is the highest target hit since the Agency was founded in 2016.
“The Service has also been able to achieve N18.036billion IGR collection for the State in the half year of 2022, a leap from revenue collection of N16billion for half year 2021.
“This milestone is an attestation to the effort of the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led administration in rewarding performance and ensuring that conducive work and business environment are in place and a Kwara of everyone’s dreams can become a reality.
“As a Service, we are resolute in our bid to continuously prioritize staff welfare in all ramifications; develop an extensive training plan for all, with focus on relevant areas as they affect our operations, better service delivery, support a work life balance and continuous review and improvement on the appraisal process,” she said.