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Kogi Suspends Revenue Service Management Over Alleged Corruption

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Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, has suspended the management of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) “with immediate effect”.

In a statement on Monday, Onogwu Muhammed, chief press secretary to Bello, said infractions were noticed in an audit report on the service.

Muhammad said the audit of the revenue service was undertaken to ensure that “utmost transparency and accountability”.

“The decision of the governor was to ensure the KGIRS carry out its activities with excellent corporate governance, utmost transparency and accountability,” the chief press secretary said.

“The governor also approved the appointment of an interim management committee headed by the state’s commissioner of finance, budget and economic planning, Hon Idris Asiru.

“Governor Bello also approved the appointments of the following persons into the Interim Management Committee that will oversee the daily affairs of the Service; the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, SAN, the Auditor General of the State, Alh. Yakubu Okala and the Auditor General Local Government, Alh. Usman Ododo while the Accountant General of the State, Alh. Momoh Jibrin is to serve as the Secretary.”

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