Osun Revenue Board gets new CEO
The government of the state of Osun in a move to increase its internally generated revenue (IGR) and recoup over N30 billion tax owed by several organisations, has streamlined the Osun Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) with the reformation of the organisational structure for optimum performance.
The OIRS had in the past few months deployed innovative solutions in its tax collection process through the leadership of seasoned tax administrator, Oludayo Oyebamiji.
However, following Oyebamiji’s recent resignation from the service, the state government has appointed a tax consultant, Bicci Alli, as acting head of OIRS.
Alli, who possesses degrees in Business Administration, Accounting and other qualifications in Taxation is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN.)
Formerly of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Alli successfully managed assigned revenue generating units and directorates within the service, contributing enormously to the growth in Lagos State tax payers’ base, with the service netting an average of N20 billion monthly IGR for the state.
In October 2015, Bicci Alli was invited by the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi to head a management team with the mandate to run OYBIR on a day to day basis, draw up and implement reform programmes for OYBIR aimed at making the board fully autonomous.
Within a short period of 14 months, Bicci Alli led management team, block revenue leakages, brought thousands in the informal sector to the tax net, stopped reversal window in revenue collecting banks and increased Oyo’s IGR by over 1000 per cent.
Alli has presented over 50 papers on various aspects of Tax Policies, Laws and Administration at different fora, locally and internationally. He’s tasked with the assignment of radically increasing the state IGR.