Bello Sacks Board of KIRS over inability to meet Target.
GOD’S WILL OJODOMO
In his determination to instill confidence in Corporate Governance, the kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has terminated the appointment of management staff of the State Internal Revenue service, KIRS.
The commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo who confirmed the sack said the Commissioner for Finance, Ashiwaju Idris Ashiru has been appointed to head the Interim Management Committe.
According to him ” The sack was necessitated on the violation of corporate governance in the service of which the State Government had to act swiftly to save the Service from further violations.
“Yes, the Management has been suspended, the decision came as a result of the 2019 Audited Financial Report of the Service.
“The Governor is conscious of things that have to do with excellent corporate governance, transparency and accountability.
“The 2019 Audited Financial Report of the service shows that there were infractions and the Governor had to take a decision to ensure the Service is repositioned.
“In the place of the Management, the Governor has appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily affairs of the Service.
“The newly appointed Interim Management Committee is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris. Others are the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, SAN, the Auditor General of the State, Alh. Yakubu Okala and the Auditor General Local Government, Alh. Usman Ododo while the Accountant General of the State, Alh. Momoh Jibrin is to serve as the Secretary.
When contacted, the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Idris Asiru confirmed that they have met with members of the suspended Management Committee and told them to hand over to the most senior staff in their respective departments while the suspended Chairman has also handed over.