Delta Govt Thumbs up for Revenue Workers Over Exceeding N80bn Target

Delta Govt Thumbs up for Revenue Workers Over Exceeding N80bn Target

By Owen Àkeñzua, Asaba

Staff of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service have been commended for their contribution in exceeding the N80bn revenue target, set for it by the state government in the 2021 financial year.

This commendation was given by the Executive Director, Delta State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Kelly Oghenekevwe, while addressing staff and other revenue stakeholders at a 2023 Tax Roadmap session, held at the Revenue House in Warri.

Mr. Oghenekevwe noted that despite the harsh economic environment in the country which saw companies and businesses operating below capacity due to “inflation, high exchange rate of the naira to the dollar, and the attendant increased cost of doing business,” the Revenue Service was still able to exceed the target set for it by N4bn, representing 5 percent performance increase over the previous year.

The director also noted that to sustain and improve on the performance, there would be need to engage in what he described as a “massive review of the existing operating structure and processes” to achieve a higher revenue target for 2023.

The 2023 Tax Roadmap session was called to brainstorm on new strategies to adopt in meeting the state’s internal revenue objectives for 2023. 

Stakeholders present were Area Tax Controllers (ATC), Chief Inspectors of Taxes, Motor Licensing Officers across the state, as well as the service’s major revenue consultants.

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