Delta State Board of Internal Revenue
Delta State Board of Internal Revenue

Determined to deliver on its mandate, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, DBIR, has commenced sensitisation of members of the public on the need to pay their taxes to shore up the revenue base of the state for developmental projects.
Speaking during a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba, HRM, Prof. Chike Edozien, the Obi of Owa Kingdom, HRH, Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor II, the executive chairman of DBIR, Sir Monday John Onyeme underscored the need for citizens to pay their taxes as at when due, saying that the state government needed more money to meet up its obligations, especially now that the nation’s economy had taken a downward trend occasioned by the dwindling oil price in the international market.
He solicited the support of the traditional rulers and to appeal to their subjects to be tax compliant; pointing out that payment of tax was a civic responsibility of the citizens.
Sir Onyeme, who also led members of the board and management staff on a visit to the provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Dr. Ignatius Ezoem, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, the state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Beatrice Irabor, and the state sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Rindom Kumven, said that payment of taxes by individuals and corporate organisations was the panacea to the current economic quagmire plaguing the state and Nigeria in general.
He said the board would leave no stone unturned in increasing the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the state, saying that the Governor Okowa-led- administration needed more funds to drive the SMART agenda.
He said the visit to the federal government agencies in the state was to appeal to them to ensure that the taxes of their staff were remitted to the state government accordingly, noting that DBIR “is the life line of the state government by providing additional income to the state government, especially at this critical time.”
In their remarks, the royal fathers and the heads of the federal government agencies in the state pledged their support for the board to achieve set goals.


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