Monday, March 13, 2017 6:15 pm
The newly appointed Chairman, Board of Edo Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), Mr. Igbinidu Inneh, has been sworn-in by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Other members of Board sworn on Monday were Mr. Charity Aimamyaevbo, Mr. Emmanuel Okodugha, Hon. Micheal Ohio-Ezomo and Mr. Efe Iserhienrhien, who will serve as the Secretary.
Obaseki while congratulating them on the appointment, charged them to be professional and meet up with budgeted revenue targets.
He said one of the challenges of previous Boards was the inability to meet budgeted revenue targets, noting that it would not be accepted anymore.
He commended the immediate past Chairman and members of the Board for the level of patriotism and professionalism displayed during their tenure.
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has charged the new Board members to build on the already established benchmark of their predecessor.
This is even as he urged them to adopt the right technology and be prudent in spending to ensure effective performance of the Board.
According to him, “You are the calibre of people we can vouch for in terms of integrity and professionalism. We want you to help deepen the tax collection and administration system in the state via high standards, but be humane to people in the state.”
In his response, the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Igbinidu Inneh, thanked the Governor for the opportunity given to him and other members of the Board to oversee revenue collection in the State.
Inneh who also praised his predecessor and former members of the board for repositioning the revenue service in the state, promised that the new Board would live up to its expectations, be accountable and sustain taxpayers’ confidence.
He said that the Board would execute its task with six principles, namely; legal and regulatory, availability of data, human capital capacity, technology selection, enlightenment and social inclusion and value for money for optimal performance.