The Executive Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Sir Monday John Onyeme has inaugurated the 10 Man State Engagement and Enlightenment Tax Teams (SEETT) at the DBIR Headquarters, Warri. He urged them to be dedicated and Committed to service delivery.
Onyeme who stated this on 20/07/2016, during the Inauguration Ceremony said the formation of the State Engagement and Enlightenment Tax Teams is a Federal Government Directive (Joint Tax Board) which should be seen as a replicate of the Federal Engagement And Enlightenment Tax Teams (FEETT) in all the States of the Federation.
He noted that the terms of reference of the Tax Teams is to collaborate and have a working relationship with the Federal Engagement And Enlightenment Tax Teams (FEETT) to carry out tax payers Sensitization and enlightenment Campaigns across the State in other for tax payers to see paying of taxes as a civic responsibility.
Speaking Further, the DBIR Boss highlighted other functions of the State Engagement and Enlightenment Tax Teams which include Creating awareness of tax matters such as Deduction and Remittance of Value added Tax, Distribution of fliers and other tax enlightenment and educative materials, educating taxpayers on the tax laws that made provision for penalty for non compliance of tax obligations.
While stressing on the functions of the newly inaugurated Team, he urged them to be a good ambassador while carrying out their duties, noting that they will come across different personalities both at the federal level and the state “Be prudent, upright and be committed in carrying out your assignment” Onyeme Stated.
In response, the Chairman of the State Engagement And Enlightenment Tax Teams, Mr. Mike Epue who thanked the DBIR Chairman and other Board Members for finding him worthy to lead the SEETT, promised not to disappoint the Board but to do all his best in other for the team to achieve the desirable results.
In attendance were, DBIR Board Member Representing Delta South Hon Barry Pere Gbe, DBIR Board Member Representing Delta Central Hon Solomon Ighrakpata, Director of Corporate Development Mr Dafiagho, Director Of Operation RTN Itawansa , Director of Admin Mrs Abrakata, Director of Finance and Account Mrs. Philomena Adjarho among others.