The head of the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service, LIRS’ Information and Communication (ICT) Department, Mr. Rasheed Olu-Ajayi has announced that during the lockdown in April, the state generated N25 billion through taxation.
Mr. Rasheed Olu-Ajayi revealed that through technology, the staffs worked from home chasing taxpayers despite the lockdown.
He also added that the revenue invoked was not good enough, but it was better than starting from ground zero.
“What we did was to have a business continuity plan by documenting product, events with which we continue to work,” he said.
“So, we invoked technology tools, with lots of our staff, working from home but chasing taxpayers.
“We were able to invoke a good amount of money, not a case of ground zero,’’
“Nobody envisages that there would be a time that the whole globe would be lockdown and people would not be able to do anything.
“We were able to collect N25 billion in April when there was total lockdown,’’ he added.