Following the passage of the Tax Codification Law, the Kaduna State Government has announced further steps towards achieving the goal of improving its generation and collection of internal revenues. The management of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) is to pursue a programme of active engagements with broad segments of the private sector, local governments and individuals resident in the state.
The revenue agency is also accelerating measures to improve and strengthen its capacity to discharge the enormous mandate it has assumed. This includes measures to retool the operational model and the strategy of the agency, and the development of a human resource framework that ensures a proper fit between the people working for KADIRS and the goals of the agency.
To properly set up the KADIRS for the expected levels of performance, the government has approved the appointment of Ifueko Omogui Okauru’s Compliance Professionals as consultants to the agency. The consultants will deliver a strategic model and a people framework for KADIRS. Mrs. Omogui Okauru brings solid professional pedigree and experience to this role. She chaired the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), leading to vast improvements in raising tax revenues for the Federal Government. In 2015, Malam Nasir El-Rufai invited her to chair the committee to review the tax and revenue arrangements in Kaduna State. The report of that committee informed the decision of the Kaduna State Government to enact a new tax law and to restructure the KADIRS.
The consultants are expected to design, produce and implant a service-oriented corporate and field operations structure, assign job descriptions, define competencies and a new remuneration structure for the staff of the agency.
Welcoming the appointment, Mukhtar Ahmed, acting chairman of the KADIRS, said that the revenue agency will benefit from the professionalism and experience of Ifueko Omogui Okauru.