Lagos set to recover lost revenue as Sanwo-Olu inaugurate tax committee


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has inaugurated a seven-member State Joint Revenue Committee (SJRC) to implement the decisions of Joint Tax Board and harmonize tax administration.

Sanwo-Olu, during the inauguration of the committee headed by the Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Ayodele Subair, tasked the members to ensure that all the state’s revenue streams at various levels, became seamless.

“I want to charge all of you that the assurance you have given us today is a demonstration that our revenues will be in good hands.

“You will help us to resolve all the bottlenecks that we have and ensure that all our revenue streams, at state and local governments, become seamless.

“You will bring about policies and ideas that will ensure that we can continue to remain relevant as the number one IGR state in the nation.

“I commend and thank you for agreeing to serve our state at this point in time,’’ the governor said.

Presenting the committee members to the governor earlier, the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said that the committee “is expected to organise and improve revenue administration in the state’’.

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Muri-Okunola urged the committee members to focus on the assignment ahead, assuring that all supports would be made available to them.

Other members of the committee are the Chairman of Conference 57 and council boss of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Mrs Omolola Essien and the Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) State, Olusegun Ogungbemide.

Also in the committee are Akinkunmi Alaja-Browne, Alade Seyifemi, Razaak Amodu and Dr Olusegun Wright.