In order to boost tax officers’ efficiency, the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service, OGIRS, has trained tax office managers and other personnel in electronic data management systems.
The essence of the training was to improve efficiency in tax management administration in the state, the Executive Chairman of OGIRS, Mr Olugbenga Olaleye, said while declaring the two-day training open.
He said, “Digitisation is the future of the world and as it is moving towards a paperless generation, OGIRS would not afford to be left behind.”
A statement signed by the agency’s Press Officer, Mrs Abolanle Ogunlami, Olaleye, charged the participants to be focused and attentive during the training, while ensuring that they grabbed as much knowledge as they could from the resource person. The statement said the training was an opportunity that would help them in their future endeavours.
“Your presence here is a privilege, as it will help you to understand the end-to-end process of moving your physical files electronically without leaving your table. So, be focused, committed, listened and not get distracted.”
Also speaking, the Special Adviser on Tax Audit, Mr Jide Sanwo, who spoke on behalf of the executive chairman of OGIRS, applauded the state government for its support of the agency’s initiative towards improving the internally generated revenue, saying that capacity-building of the officers would bring about optimum performance.
The Tax Office Managers of Ayetoro and Sagamu Stations, Mr Kamar Odeogbola and Mr Felix Fagbohun, in their remarks, appreciated the agency’s determination to develop the skills of the officers in line with the current trend, promising that the knowledge gained would be put to good use.