KWIRS Gives Winner of Tax Club Quiz Competition 2.5m

Kwara state internal revenue service (KWIRS) has appreciated the winner of its inspired 2021 Tax Club Quiz Competition for secondary schools in the state with sum of N2.5 million.

The winner of the competition, Stepping Stone College, Ilorin was presented the cheque by the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Kayode Alabi at the grand finale of the competition held at the Banquet Hall, Ilorin, yesterday.

The winner, stepping stone college emerged first position with 26 points and additional six points, beating Eucharistic Heart of Jesus School, Ilorin that also made 26 points and additional two points at the last phase of the encounter.

With this, the Eucharistic school won second position while the Government Secondary School, Ilesha-Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area of the state claimed the third position with 24 points and the Apostolic Church School came fourth with 22 points.

The Deputy Governor, who represented the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the event, congratulated the winner for doing themselves and the schools they represented proud.

The Governor, specially rejoiced with the impressive showing of Government Secondary School, Ilesha-Baruba, saying that it was a pointer to the fruit of restoration agenda of the government in public schools.

In her remarks, the Executive Chairman, KWIRS, Shade Omoniyi, said the motive of the competition among secondary schools’ students was to inculcate importance of taxation in them at the tender age.

She stressed that the competition was conceived for participants to step down the advocacy on taxation, especially among their parents and guardians so as to fulfill their tax obligation.

The KWIRS boss expressed further that the competition would also help stimulate the thought processes of the participants and their peers in their academic pursuit in schools.

“Most times, when we talk to taxpayers about their responsibilities, they always claim that they are not even aware that they supposed to do some of these things. So, what we are trying to do is to change the DNA of our people generally, right from the grassroot and from the younger ones so that by the time they grow up, we wouldn’t be having to go through what we are going through now.

“Advocacy has been taking to the secondary schools and we expect that the students would also use this medium to speak about the advocacy with their parents and educate them better”

“While we are identifying good students, we are also using it as a form of advocacy to push the narration as far as taxation is concerned”.

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