Kwara Assembles Revenue Collection Team for Private Schools

August 13, 2021
Kwara Workers

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A team has been set up by the Kwara State government to assist in revenue collection from private schools, especially those offering post-secondary school services in the state.

The task force, headed by Mr Banigbe Rotimi Williams, has six other members and would ensure that advanced coaching centres and private tertiary institutions in the state are up to date with the payment of their dues.

The Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mr Ibrahim Sulyman, who inaugurated the seven-man group, said efforts must be made to identify those operating with and without a licence in the state.

He said in addition, the team must identify those who have paid regularly and those that are defaulting and ensure up-to-date payment of registration/revenue.

The Commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ms Hafsat AbdulRahman, urged the members to be diligent and honest in the discharge of their duties.

Mr Sulyman, who stressed that the committee has three weeks to submit its report, warned that the intention of the government is not to witch-hunt any individual or departments but to accelerate the recovery of debts that are being owed by various private players in the education sector.

He also urged the panel not to disappoint the state government especially on the confidence reposed in them.

Responding on behalf of other members, Mr Williams, who was represented by the secretary of the task force, Mr Olagunju Felix, expressed their profound gratitude to the state government for considering them worthy to contribute their individual quotas to the progress of the state, assuring that they will not disappoint.

The committee has as members Mr Ibrahim Musa, Mr Ibrahim Ahmed, Mr Sulyman Shehu Adejumo, Mr Salahudeen Isiaaq and Mr Moshood Tijani.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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