The board of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has been sacked with immediate effect.
An impeccable source said the cleanout was carried out on Monday following summon of the erstwhile chairman to the Government House.
The source confided in newsmen the development caught everyone unawares.
The source stated the board chairman and directors were told to vacate offices within 10 minutes by a Government delegation that followed the former chairman to the office.
Fanwo said the suspension was predicated on “violation of corporate governance in the service”, saying the State Government had to act to save the Service from further violations.
Speaking on phone with our correspondent he said ‘Yes, the Management has been suspended”, explaining that the decision came as a result the 2019 Audited Financial Report of the Service.
“The Governor is conscious of things that have to do with excellent corporate governance, transparency and accountability.
“The 2019 Audited Financial Report of the service shows that their were infractions and the Governor had to take a decision to ensure the Service is repositioned.
“In the place of the Management, the Governor has appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily affairs of the Service.
“The newly appointed Interim Management Committee is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris. Other members of the Committee are the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, SAN, the Auditor General of the State, Alh. Yakubu Okala and the Auditor General Local Government, Alh. Usman Ododo while the Accountant General of the State, Alh. Momoh Jibrin is to serve as the Secretary”.
When contacted, the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Idris Asiru confirmed that they have met with members of the suspended Management Committee and told them to hand over to the most senior staff in their respective departments while the suspended Chairman has also handed over.