Appreciates sustained collaboration with the police

Management staff of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service, (BIRS), led by the Acting Executive Chairman, Emmanuel Agema, FCTI, earlier today, 19th April, 2024 paid a familiarization visit to the newly posted Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Hassan Habanet.

The Chairman during the visit congratulated the Police Commissioner on his posting to Benue State, and added that the police force as critical stakeholders to BIRS it was imperative that they make the early call to identify with the new Commissioner.

Speaking further, the Chairman said, the state has been grappling with issues of illegal roadblocks by some criminal elements who harass and extort traders and motorists on the highways, and called on the Commissioner to sustain and redouble the efforts of his men in flushing out these criminals.

While presenting to the Commissioner a list of the gazetted BIRS Inspection and Monitoring points across the state, the Chairman added that these points have mini offices and sign posts indicating their location and are operated by staff of the service who wear reflective jackets whenever on duty with their staff identity cards on display.

The Chairman also solicited the new Commissioner’s support to ensure the use of number plates, particularly on motorcycles operating in the state.

In his response, the Commissioner thanked the Chairman and his Management team for the early visit and emphasized the importance of revenue to the government.

He pledged to sustain the synergy of the state Police Command with the IRS to optimally achieve her mandate of generating revenue for the state.

Members of the Management staff who accompanied the Chairman on the visit include, the Board Secretary/Legal Adviser, Ushahemba Dekaa, Esq, Director Compliance and Monitoring, Adejo Abu, Director Enforcement, Titus Ningir, Director Tax Assessment, Titus Aondoakaa, Director Internal Audit, Joseph Asase and the Director, Other Revenues, Lucia Anumeh.

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