–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
The Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Sir Monday Onyeme has read the riot act to tax officers operating as Assistant Tax Controllers, Resident Coordinators and Motor Licensing Officers across the State, to be more creative and result oriented in the discharge of their assigned duties or face being shown the way out for lack of performance.
Sir Onyeme handed down this warning today in Warri while addressing the tax officers at a meeting with the theme:”Pathways for an increased revenue generation through a rigorous drive in the informal sector”. The Board Chairman, represented by the Secretary to the Board, Barrister Mike Edegware, frowned at the lack of commitment to duties on the part of some tax officers, stressing that henceforth targets would be set for the different tax jurisdictions and officers in charge of those jurisdictions would be sanctioned for their inability to meet the set targets.
Sir Onyeme further stated that seniority in the public service would no longer guarantee any officer’s continued occupation of a position, insisting that performance and ability to deliver on the job are the key criteria for being head of station,going forward.
The Chairman reminded staff of the marching order given to the Board by the Governor, stating that he and his team would leave no stone unturned in ensuring a steady and sustainable increase in the State’s Internally Generated Revenue to enable the State government fulfil its stronger Delta agenda of providing critical infrastructure and service for the benefit of all Deltans.