In Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, Mr. Olugbenga Anthony, the Chairman of the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service, and twenty-six other OGIRS employees were admitted as Special Marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Anthony, who recently spoke at the induction ceremony, stated that the necessity to increase life safety and boost state revenue creation guided his decision to join the FRSC, according to a statement released on Sunday.
“The primary motivation for joining is to ensure people’s safety.” We at OGIRS are in responsible of road tax collection, which is essential to the state’s ability to generate income.
We are more interested in working with other government agencies to save lives on the road than we are in generating cash on our own.
“It’s a means of going above and beyond the government’s statutory authority to collect road taxes as an agency for revenue collection, but also as a branch that oversees and guarantees taxpayer safety on the roads,” he explained.
Since “only the living can register and renew vehicle particulars and carry out other tax transactions,” he claimed, the death of a single vehicle owner would result in a loss of income.In addition to thanking Governor Dapo Abiodun for providing the agency with an atmosphere that allows it to contribute its fair share to the state’s prosperity, he pledged that members of the unit will do everything in their power to uphold the oath of allegiance.
“Having been screened and trained on modalities involved in attending to emergencies on the road to save lives, your induction is a call to serve, complement, and collaborate with FRSC officials,” stated Anthony Uga, the FRSC’s Ogun State Sector Commander, in his keynote presentation.