By Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja
The Kogi State government has inaugurated a Revenue Appeal Tribunal Court to handle issues relating to revenue collection and debt recovery.
The state Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, while inaugurating the tribunal in Lokoja, charged the magistrates to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
The magistrates include: Levi Animoku for Lokoja/Koton-Karfe, Augustine Ayimoro (Idah/Olamaboro/Ibaji), Samuel Atsumbe (Okene/Okehi/Adavi/Ogori-magongo) and Onimisi Obeitoh (Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu). Others are; Gabriel Imoru (Isanlu/Mopa-muro/Yagba-East/West), Hauwa Kulu Omonoba (Ajaokuta), Tijani Onakpa (Anyigba, Dekina and Omala) and Maimuna Shaibu (Ankpa/Ofu).
Speaking on behalf of members of the appeal tribunal, Magistrate Augustine Ayimoro advised officers of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service to follow due process in the collection of revenues to ensure quick dispensation of revenue matters brought before the court.
The Executive Chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), Alhaji Oseni Yakubu, who was represented at the occasion by the Coordinating Director, Tax Drive and Strategies, Mr John Salifu, said the establishment of a revenue court will boost revenue generation.