By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi State Internal Revenue Services, KGIRS, has debunked online media reports that the agency has diverted N3 billion meant to be remitted to the coffer of the state government, describing the reports as fake, baseless and misleading.
The agency also said the report was political because the chairman of the board has just indicated interest to contest for the Senate seat of Kogi Central in the next year general election.
Head of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs Azanat Salihu who spoke on behalf of the agency said the monthly IGR of the state has never exceeded N1 billion, and wondered how the agency head or anybody can divert N3 billion as reported.
Her words: “Our task in this organization is just to collect and collate the revenue of the state via the banks. We operate cashless policy.
“The chairman of the agency accused to have issued directive for the said cash diversion is not even signatory to the accounts.”
Mrs Salihu also denied that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commi-ssion, EFCC, is investiga-ting the organisation over the “missing money.”