The Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) Muktar Ahmed said the service has generated N6.7 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and April in 2017.
He said this on Thursday in Kaduna at a news conference marking Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s second year in office.
The chairman said the Kaduna state’s monthly revenue generation had increased from an average of N1.4 billion in 2016 to N1.7 billion in 2017 and restated commitment of KDIRS to reach its monthly revenue target of N4 billion.
He also said that the target was attainable following the efficient tax collection system in Kaduna courtesy of the new tax law.
“Tax is a word many Nigerians do not want to hear. Our attitude towards paying tax is not encouraging at all.
“Maybe because tax payers hardly see what their money is used for. But this has changed with the coming of the APC administration.
Ahmed said that Gov. Nasir El-Rufai had mandated the service to set aside N1 billion monthly for infrastructure across the state.
“As you can see, hospitals are being renovated, roads are being repaired, drainage systems are being constructed and several other ongoing infrastructure across the state.
“This is a conviction that tax payers’ money is being injected into infrastructure development in the state.
“Therefore, people no longer have any reason not to pay their tax consistently and as at when due.”