BIRS seeks collaboration with police

 

By TYAV SAM TYAV, Makurdi –

The Acting Executive Chairman Benue State Internal Revenue Service, (BIRS), Mr. Emmanuel Agema has sought strong collaboration with the police to enable them perform maximally.

The BIRS Executive Chairman spoke on Friday during a familiarization visit to the newly posted Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Hassan Habanet.

A statement by the Media Assistant to the BIRS Executive Chairman, Jacinta Benard, said the BIRS boss during the visit appreciated the Police Commissioner on his posting to Benue State, adding that the police force was critical stakeholders to BIRS and that it was imperative that they make the early call to identify with the new Commissioner.

According to the statement, the Chairman said, the state has been grappling with issues of illegal roadblocks by some criminal elements, who harass and extort traders and motorists on the highways, and called on the Commissioner to sustain and redouble the efforts of his men in flushing out these criminals.

The BIRS boss while presenting to the Commissioner a list of the gazetted BIRS Inspection across the state explained that these points have mini offices and sign posts indicating their location and are operated by staff of the service who wear reflective jackets whenever on duty with their staff identity cards on display.

He appealed for the the new Commissioner’s support to ensure the use of number plates, particularly on motorcycles operating in the state.

Responding, the Commissioner thanked the Chairman and his Management team for the early visit and emphasized the importance of revenue to the government.

He pledged to sustain the synergy of the state Police Command with the IRS to optimally achieve her mandate of generating revenue for the state.

Those who accompanied the Chairman on the visit include, the Board Secretary/Legal Adviser, Ushahemba Dekaa, Esq, Director Compliance and Monitoring, Adejo Abu, Director Enforcement, Titus Ningir, Director Tax Assessment, Titus Aondoakaa, Director Internal Audit, Joseph Asase and the Director, Other Revenues, Lucia Anumeh.

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