Osun recruits 100 youths to boost IGR collection

Osun State Board of Internal Revenue Service has absorbed 100 of its revenue marshals into the service of the state government.


The revenue board had earlier got the approval of Governor Rauf Aregbesola to absorb the revenue marshals into the service of the state government.


The newly recruited revenue marshals were selected across the 30 local government councils of the state including the Area office, Modakeke, based on their performance in revenue generation last year.


While addressing the newly recruited revenue staff at a three-day intensive training programme, held in Osogbo, over the weekend, the board’s director of Finance and Strategy, Mr Oluyemi Oni, said the essence of the training was to equip the newly employed tax marshals with basic knowledge of revenue generation and tax assessment of the people.

According to him, the training would improve their skills in principles of taxation that will aid them to diligently discharge their duties.

Oni disclosed that those recruited were absorbed into grade levels 06 and 08 based on their educational qualifications, adding that many of them were NCE, OND, HND, BSc and Masters Degree holders.

He stated “now that 100 trainees have been absorbed into the board, they would soon be integrated into the state civil service,” adding that another batch of the staff would be recruited from the remaining revenue marshals.

“As part of efforts to improve on the state IGR, the board had to secure the approval of the government to absorb 100 officers into the board as staffs so as to assist the state in its quest to improve on its revenue generation,” Oni remarked.

He, however, tasked the beneficiaries to see the appointment as a call to service by living up to their responsibilities in making the state to achieve its targets on robust revenue generation.

Earlier, the chairman, the Board of Internal Revenue Service, Mr Dayo Oyebamiji, had lauded the state government for empowering the youth through jobs creation

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