Just In: KIRS Sympathises with Flood victims, provide free transport in Kogi.
As resurface ravage flooding continued to affect million of people and property worth million of naira destroyed across the country and Kogi State in particular being the worst hit.
Kogi State Internal Revenue Service has provided free transportation services to flood victims who are moving within and outside their various camps in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
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The free transportation services commenced on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, when the Acting Executive Chairman Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, KGIR, Alhaji Sule Salihu Enehe represented by Lokoja 2 Area Tax Manager, Engr. Ogueyi Muftau Abdulsalam led some team of staff to 500 Housing Estate/Ganaja Village to offer assistance to internally displaced Persons, IDPs, situated in the confluence town, Lokoja, Kogi State.
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He said the Acting Executive Chairman was aware of what they’re passing through and sympathized with the affected flood victims, noted that service under his leadership is saddened with the unfortunate incident, adding that such sad development gave room for provision of free transportation services for victims.
According to KIRS Tax Manager, the service in it’s efforts to identify with the 2022 flood victims released some funds as relief materials mainly none food items to cushioning the effect in Lokoja metropolitan area.
He said efforts were on to provide minimal comfort to victims and that every item meant to cushion their pains would be diligently distributed.
Engr. Abdulsalam said the non-food items was to provide immediate succour in Lokoja especially those that wants to move from one location to another due to flooding in the area.
“We actually came here to empathized with flood victims especially those who lives at the other side of the riverine areas, it’s not easy for them coming in and out of their various homes, this involved money. This among other reasons inform our decision to come and contribute our quota towards cushioning the effect of ravage flooding in the affected areas of Lokoja.”
He expressed regrets over the devastating impact of the flood on Kogi people.
“We are also here to let the people of Lokoja know that the Tax they’re paying is speaking. It’s now giving back to society. We wish to also encourage them to continue to pay their Tax so that government will continue to protect their interest.” Tax Managed said.
The Lokoja 2 Area Tax Manager commended the Kogi State government and Federal Government for their efforts so far in the response, rescue and intervention operations while expressing hope that it would soon be over while affected people will be reunited with their family members as it’s used to be.
Earlier, Chairman Kogi River Transport Worker (KRTW) Comr. Gimba Abdulsalam lauded the KIRS for the wonderful initiative, he said the gesture will go along way in helping the floods victims in one way or the other as well as reducing the pains they’re currently passing through.
Some beneficiaries comprising males and females appreciate the service for coming to their aid and promised to be up and doing at ensuring Tax is being paid as at when due.
They also called on other Kogites and well to do Nigerians to emulate the good initiative of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service.