LIRS Announces Plans To Launch Whistle-Blower Initiative

LIRS Announces Plans To Launch Whistle-Blower Initiative
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In line with some of their new measures against revenue fraud, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has announced that it is set to launch its whistle-blowing initiative which would be going a long way to provide a platform for employees, stakeholders, and the general public for them to report any observed violation, misconduct, or unethical behaviour across the state.

The launch of the state-wide initiative has also been slated for Friday, August 5, 2022.

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A statement by the LIRS Head of Corporate Communications, Monsurat Amasa, revealed that the commission’s Chairman, Ayodele Subair, had signed a public notice to announce the initiative.

In the statement made available on Tuesday, Subair noted that the initiative was a public policy of the State Government to encourage reporting of illegal actions or financial crimes through the appropriate channel, intending to correct the violations or non-compliance.

The LIRS boss said, “In line with the LIRS core values of integrity and accountability and our commitment to uphold the highest standards of openness, probity, and accountability in our dealings with stakeholders, the platform is anonymous and confidential and it is independently managed by Deloitte, a globally accredited company.”

“The objective of the Whistle-Blower initiative is to guarantee transparency, accountability, and confidentiality to all taxpayers and stakeholders in general.

“The policy is designed to protect whistle-blowers from victimization and to encourage them to freely report without fear,” Subair submitted.

The launch of the whistle-blower initiative is scheduled to take place at the Protea Select Hotel, Assibifi Road, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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