Exactly a year ago, Alhaji Sule Salihu Enehe was appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello as the Acting Executive Chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) to galvanized the service in revenue generation for the state.
Salihu Enehe, an expert in tax administration, did not only hit the ground running to fulfil the state assignment given to him by the number one citizen of Kogi State, he assembled his lieutenants to achieve the task of revenue generation and administration.
As a turn around manager and a transformational leader bound by the ambition to achieve business objectives and with excellence, he began a new chapter in his new job etching on him being a highly successful career celebrity and as a seasoned tax administrator who has over 20 years work experience across five different organisations in Nigeria.
Sule Salihu Enehe, a Fellow of institute of chartered accountant of Nigeria (FCA), a fellow of chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI) and Associate of Risk Management Academy (ARMA) is being heralded by the corporate communications unit of the Service to showcase his consequential achievements after he took over the headship of the Service amidst a convivial and enchanting atmosphere witnessed by the innovative and highly resourceful management and Staff of the Service.
Against all background, the man Enehe in the last one year was able to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the new task which is effective now and promising for the years ahead.
As a seasoned tax administrator with a midas touch, he has indeed turned around the trajectory of the Service to having the following achievements within one year:
–Establishment of tax appeal tribunal.
–Connection of the Revenue House to the 33KV Power Transformer.
–Training and retraining of Staff on Revenue Administration.
–Payment of all professional fees for the staff of the service.
–Procurement of executive cushion chairs at the reception,and all offices,both head office and Area tax office (ATO)
–Prompt remittance of pension deductions.
–Payment of all pension outstanding arrears inherited.
settlement of backlog of commission payments to Consultants.
–Prompt payment of monthly Staff salary.
–Payments of outstanding and current Staff claims.
–Various engagements of all Stakeholders on strategies to increase revenue.
–Approval and release of funds to repair all the Service’s faulty vehicles.
–Furnishing of the conference hall with first-rated plastic chairs.
–Facelift of Executive Chairman’s office
–Repair of some faulty air conditioners.
–Improved relationship management between the taxpayers and the Service.
–Approval and release of funds for production of office stationeries.
–Implementation of Salary/Step increment.
–Renovation of Okene Area Tax Office and the perimeter fence.
–Repair of the overhead water tank at the Head Office.
–Construction of flood drainage control both in head office,and Lokoja I Area Tax Office.
–Renovation of Ankpa Area Tax Office including the convenience facility.
–Deployment of Central Billing System.
–Automation of Infrastructure Maintenance Levy (IML)
–Renovation of Kabba Area Tax Office.
–FIRS/KGIRS collaboration for effective service delivery.
–Set up of steering committee on Staff promotion
–All time high prioritisation of Staff welfare including but not limited to health issues.
–Impressive improvement in revenue generation
–Production of maiden newsletter, first of its kind, since the beget of the Service.
All of these was achieved within the spate of one year in office through transparency and accountability.
– Muhammed Muktar Idris writes from Lokoja.