The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has ranked Bauchi State first among the 36 states of the federation for prudent tax remittances for the second quarter of the year 2022.
The State Coordinator of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mohammed Abare Mayanda presented the award letter to the Bauchi State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Modibo Abdulkadir Ahmed congratulated the state government on the feat achieved.
Mayanda said the award of commendation was in recognition of the state government’s unprecedented achievements recorded on tax remittance in the first quarter of 2022.
“On behalf of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), we are here to present this award to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State through the Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development on the emergence of the state as the 1st on Tax Remittance in Nigeria.”
The FIRS Coordinator appealed to the state government not to relent in coming up with sound tax policies that will contribute positively towards improving its internally generated revenue for the benefit of both government and its citizens.
Responding, the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Honorable Modibbo Abdulkadir Ahmed who received the award on behalf of Governor Bala Mohammed, expressed gratitude to FIRS for finding the state worthy of the recognition.
He attributed the emergence of the state as the 1st on Tax Remittance to the commitment of the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed to the implementation of tax policies and programmes.
“This recognition has shown that Bauchi State under His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is doing good in Tax Remittance and we must appreciate the Governor for his outstanding support to our ministry and in particular in the prudent management of the resources of the state.”