By Kayode Tokede
The new inaugurated Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Ota & District Society (CITN, ODS), Surajudeen Agbogunleri, has said that the District will establish a technical committee that will ensure tax club is introduced into some selected schools within Ota, Ogun State and its environs.
Agbogunleri made the disclosure in his address during his maiden address at the occasion of his investiture as the second Chairman of the Institute, Ota.
The new Chairman who assured that the District will witness “quantum leaps in technical matters in this chairmanship year,” mentioned that his plans for office among others, will be targeted towards revenue generation, building membership strength, and improvement on welfare of members.
He said: “We will position our secretariat to meet the yearning and aspirations of every member of ODS and the general public for prompt and efficient service delivery, logistics, and support.
“Our major business this time around is to get more CITN members into our fold. We shall continue to mobilise new members, therefore we shall focus on membership drive with vigour.
“My team plans to explore other avenues to improve on our Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) using all legitimate means available to us. We will partner with entities and consultants to organize income generating programmes.
On welfare he said: “Members welfare is uppermost in our mind and in our programme for the year.”
According to him, the activities of the CITN, ODS will be piloted on a committee basis for better and vibrant result-oriented outcome.
He disclosed that the activities will be subdivided into five major committees which include technical, Finance, and General Purpose, Membership Drive, Publicity/Social Committee and Welfare committees.
He added that the technical committee of the district will be strengthened and geared towards updating members on regular basis on the development of taxation profession in particular, and other related fields in general.
He however urged other Executive members of the Institute “to put in their best toward the success of the task of steering the society towards enviable progress,” urging them to remember they have “elected to serve” as “the people are watching and ticking.”
Giving assurance of his dedication to duty, he said: “The task of building a virile district are enormous but with God on our side, all things are possible. With all humility and sense of responsibility, I heartily accept this opportunity to serve you for the chairmanship year with provision of purposeful leadership that will enhance the district as a veritable force with great impact and influence on practice of taxation profession within our community and its environs.”