Civil servants in the State of Osun have been charged to be advocate of the state government revenue drive through conscious efforts to enlightening the masses who visit their various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
The Acting Chairman/CEO, Osun Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Bicci Alli gave this charge in Osogbo at the public service awards by the State government to appreciate outstanding performance of some civil servants in the various beats of their chosen profession.
According to him, every civil servant in the State needs to see himself or herself as automatic tax advocate wherever they find themselves, adding that they must cultivate the passion to educate people, especially those within the tax bracket and have not paid tax before with a view to convincing them of its importance.
While making analysis on the need and potentials of Osun to be self-reliant financially, Mr. Alli said, “if the approximately 1.96million people that dominate various economic activities of the State like artisans, traders, business men and women are alive to their responsibility in terms of payment of their taxes as and when due, the State would have been out of the current financial predicament”.
He therefore enjoined civil servants to use their professional acumen in supporting the Revenue drive in the State and always call government’s attention to some areas in their various beats which could be lucrative and that can serve as impetus to tincrease revenue in the State.