NewsBIRS Overshoot N14bn Revenue Target, Accuses Politicians Of Fueling Illegal CheckPoints

BIRS Overshoot N14bn Revenue Target, Accuses Politicians Of Fueling Illegal CheckPoints

April 15, (THEWILL) – The Acting Chairman of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Emmanuel Agema, has said that the Service under his leadership overshot the revenue target of N14 billion in the 2023 fiscal year.

Exchanging views with members of the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists in Makurdi on Monday, Mr Agema noted that the Service is almost hitting the target of N16 billion this year.

He explained that BIRS has automated its services to do away with the diversion of money generated in the course of duty by staff in the field.

“This administration has turned BIRS from political office patronage to professional one through retreats and other training of our staff”.

According to him, with the development, some political classes are aiding youths in carrying out illegal checkpoint activities in some communities in the state.

The BIRS Acting Chairman further disclosed that some miscreants had attached two trucks in the Gwer East local Government Area and dispossessed the occupants of N200,000.

He said, one of the drivers had dislocated as two persons were arrested and handed over to operatives of the Department of State Security Service for a thorough investigation to unravel those behind them.

According to him, about thirty-five illegal checkpoint operators have been arranged in court for prosecution.

In a presentation, the Chapel Chairman, Emmanuel Antswen, said they were in the office to confirm stories from the right source before going to the press.

He advised the management of the Service to always throw itself open at all times for scrutiny.

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