Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has approved the appointment of Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke as the new Interim Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Imo State Internal Revenue Service, IIRS.
The appointment was announced in an official letter dated 18th February, 2022 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmos Iwu.
The letter disclosed that the appointment of Okeke takes immediate effect.
The letter charged Okeke to bring his cognitive experience to bear in the discharge of his duties as a technocrat, astute banker and a tax man with ideas and passion, to revive and increase the internally generated revenue of the state.
Okeke was also charged to ensure the full implementation of Revenue Law No. 23 of 2019 meant for the administration and collection of all revenues due to the government of Imo State and all the 27 local government councils in the state; in addition to establish the relevant administrative structures and other relevant matters in line with the best practice obtainable in the federation and in the globe at large.
Government also expressed the hope that the appointment of Okeke, an experienced banker, a tax consultant, a master holder in Business Administration and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) from University of Nigeria Nsukka, will expedite measures put in place to fulfill the aim of making the state Internal Revenue Service an efficient One-Stop-Tax adminstration solution.
Our correspondent gathered that Okeke has since assumed duty.
In a brief handover ceremony at IIRS office complex, Okeke expressed gratitude to God and the state governor for entrusting on him the responsibility of piloting the affairs of the revenue agency of the state.
Okeke pledged that he and his team will do their best to serve the government and people of the state.
Okeke replaces Emeka Udegbulam who piloted the affairs of the revenue agency for eight months.