From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa State Internal Revenue Service (JIRS), launched the Jigawa Enlightenment and Engagement Team (JEET) with aims to improve revenue generation services in the state.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, the executive chairman of the board Malam Nasir Sabo Idris promised to double revenue generation in the state from now to the year 2025.
The chairman who decried low tax payment in the state said, that with new strategies applied under his leadership through the use of a digital tax collection system, the board targets to increase the revenue generation by twenty per cent before the end of this year, sixty per cent by next year and double the revenue in the next two years.
According to him, The JEET team will be used to block leakages and tax fraudulent collection through digital registration as well as enlighten the taxpayers about electronic payment to avoid any fraud.
“Though I’m newly appointed chairman of the board we estimated that in 2021 the board able to generate N42 billion, and if these leakages are blocked we will double the tax collection by the end of this administration”, he said.
The chairman identified some of the duties of JEET as taxpayer education and enlightenment, Registration of payers, engagement with stakeholders and Data collection, and effective handling of media information among others.
He then called on workers unions, MDAs and all other stakeholders to cooperate with the team to achieve the desired objectives of moving Jigawa state forward.
While delivering her speech during the ceremony, the state commissioner of finance professor Hannatu Sabo Ahmad said, that Jigawa state depends heavily on the federal grant as only twenty per cent of the Budget is generated internally.