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Lagos holds workshop on best practices in revenue collection

CITIZENS COMPASS– LAGOS State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, is set to organise a workshop to discuss best practices in revenue collection across the local governments and local council development areas in the state.

The workshop which holds on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, will explore how
to make revenue collectors more professional in handling their

The event hope to feature stakeholders in the revenue collection system of the state, local governments and local council development areas of Lagos State.

Sponsored by the Lagos Internal Revenue Service, it is expected to
increase the capacity of local revenue collection organs by adopting
best practices and learning from the experience of the state revenue

LIRS chairman Mr. Ayo Subair is expected to declare the workshop open
and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government & Community
Affairs, Hon. Robert Kayode will address the participants.

The event is facilitated by Korki & Associates, which in a statement said the event will discuss the increasing need for the set of skills needed to
efficiently organise and execute the revenue collection functions at the
lowest tier of government to boost revenue generation.

Lead Consultant at Korki & Associates, Kehinde Bamigbetan commended the
LIRS for its exemplary demonstration of leadership and commitment to
raise the bar of revenue collection to the standards attained at the
state level.

He said if many state governments could benefit from the business model
and efficient management of revenue collection of the LIRS, the local
governments needed to take advantage of its expertise to grow their

Also billed to address the workshop are the chairman of the Lagos State
Local Government Service Commission, Hon. Kamal Baiyewu, former
secretary of the LIRS board, Mr. Bicci Alli, chairman of Conference of
57 chairmen of local councils, Hon. Kolade Alabi and the Permanent
Secretary, Local Government, Establishment, Training & Pensions,
Mrs.Kikelomo Bolarinwa.

The representatives of council managers, treasurers, human resources
officers and chairmen of local government revenue committees from the five divisions of the state will share their experiences on how to
professionalise the revenue collection and help the councils
generate more revenue.


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