Governor Bello suspends Kogi Revenue Service management and offers reasons

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has suspended the management of the State Internal Revenue Service with immediate effect.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Onogwu Muhammed, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Lokoja, NAN reports.

According to the statement, the suspension was due to alleged violation of corporate governance in the service which was revealed by its 2019 Audited Financial Report.

“The decision of the governor was to ensure that the service carries out its activities with excellent corporate governance, utmost transparency and accountability.

“The governor also approved that the interim management committee should oversee the daily affairs of the service.

“However, the committee will be chaired by the state’s Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Idris Asiru, and the state Accountant General, Alhaji Momoh Jibrin, as secretary.

“Other members are; the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, the Auditor General, Alhaji Yakubu Okala and the Auditor-General Local Government Service, Alhaji Usman Ododo,”

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