About 300 out of the 765 graduates recently engaged to work as revenue officials with the Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) have dumped their appointments, Daily Trust reports.
They had been appointed three months ago as part of the state’s drive to meet the monthly target of N10bn Internally Generated Revenue by 2018 after KIRS’s autonomy,
One of them who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the service has failed to fulfill some of the promises made to them withregards to the service’s salary scale. He said most of them where cajoled to leave their jobs and accept the tax generation work only to be paid N35, 000.
“We were told that with the autonomy attained the services will offer us a better salary package than what we were earning at our former working places. However, after we have concluded all bureaucratic engagements, we ended up being paid N35, 000 as graduates. This is why about 300 of us have quitted, because with the present economic huddles; it is unwise for one to deceive oneself that he or she can leave on that stipends,” lamented the former tax collector.
Similarly, when Daily Trust visited the KIRS head office, the Public Relation Officer revealed that the service’s Executive Chairman Sani Abubakar Dembo has been aware on lesser Hajj and no one can comment on the issue.
However, a close source to KIRS confirmed that revealed a lot of the newly engaged tax collectors have dumped the work without notice.
“They came with high expectations because some of them where engaged on grade level ‘8’, ‘9’ and ‘10’and when they found out that what they were expecting is virtually impossible some of them horridly left back to where they came from,” said the source.