Chairman, Taskforce on Internally Generated Revenue (TF-IGR) of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), Mr John Inegbedion, has sued for a sustained collaboration with the leadership of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) that will translate to improved security, enhanced service delivery, and ensure compliance.
Inegbedion gave the charge when he received Corp Commander Okpe Paul John, the new Sector Commander RS5.1 Edo Sector Command of the FRSC at the EIRS Corporate Head Office, Benin City.
Inegbedion said the FRSC was one of EIRS’ main business partners in its business of revenue generation, particularly in motor vehicle administration.
“Your role is statutory, it is a federal law and you play significant role in addressing security issues because a lot of crimes are committed using vehicular means. And to identify, track crime and deal with insecurity, you need a good motor vehicle administration system and on this note, we know we are partners in addressing issues of security of the state,” he said.
Inegbedion further sued for collaborative efforts at ensuring high level of compliance by motorists as well as improving service delivery, noting it would be achieved via decisions from a quarterly meeting of stakeholders in the MVA space.
He assured the state Sector Commander of a robust working relationship as experienced with his predecessors.
Earlier in his remark, the Edo State Sector Commander, while recognizing the role of the EIRS and its support in the past, appreciated the EIRS for the support given his predecessors and appealed for its sustenance.
“We see the Revenue Service as a critical partner in our operations at the FRSC. Without the EIRS we certainly would have some challenges,” Okpe said.
“We are committed to ensuring safe motoring and a customer-centred, hitch-free motor vehicle administration in Edo State,” he said.
Corp Commander Okpe called for the Revenue Service’s support in the FRSC’s planned advocacy and enlightenment activities on safety and possession of driving documents by motorists.