Dangote: Kogi reacts to ‘diversion of N3bn tax’

Dangote: Kogi reacts to ‘diversion of N3bn tax’

Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) on Monday reacted to the allegation that it diverted N3billion “paid as tax” by the Dangote Group

It said the figure being claimed as purported tax proceeds from Dangote Cement and its subsidiaries operating in the state was spurious and unfounded.

Mrs Hassana Salahu, the Director of Administration and Corporate Affairs at KIRS, while addressing the issue in Lokoja, disclosed that the monthly revenue the state realised from Dangote Group was N65million.

NAN quoted her as saying that the organisation’s revenue accounts were domiciled in the governor’s office, denying the existence of any other accounts outside the ones approved by the government.

Salahu explained that the Chairman of KIRS, Mr Yakubu Oseni, was not a signatory to any of the accounts, saying that the service operates cashless operations.

The director said that the last time Dangote Group remitted as much as N1 billion to the KIRS was in 2016 and that the amount was an accumulation of unremitted taxes for years.

Salahu dismissed the allegation in its entirety, describing it as “fake and hate speech”.

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