The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service FCT-IRS) has indicated its commitment to collaborating with relevant organisations globally to build the capacity of its personnel for improved service delivery as a strategy to boost revenue generation.

The Acting Executive Chairman of the service Mr Haruna Abdullahi stated this when he received the Global President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Mr. Joseph Owolabi, and his team who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Head Corporate Communications of FCT-IRS Mustapha Sumaila in a statement issued on Wednesday quoted Abdullahi to have explained that the Service under his leadership is committed to prioritising capacity building as a way of improving revenue collection in the FCT.

The FCT-IRS boss who highlighted the enormous advantages and global opportunities ACCA has provided the Service, emphasised the need for staff to key into the ACCA programme in order to develop themselves.

He however added that, the Service is always ready to support staff in attaining the skills and expertise needed for the job. According to him, FCT-IRS is geared towards setting an example in terms of public sector in the country.

The Acting Chairman noted that the FCT-IRS being an Approved Employer of the ACCA, is by this virtue saddled with a global responsibility to ensure that the Service is equipped with well trained and knowledgeable professionals.

Abdullahi also reassured the ACCA of the Service continued support and partnership adding that the ACCA has grown tremendously over the years and the Service, being an active partner of the Institute, will strive to maintain the image of ACCA across all spheres.

In his remarks, Mr. Joseph Owolabi commended the FCT-IRS for the critical role the agency plays in the FCT and the ripple effect it has on the Federation. He also appreciated the Service for the support it gives to not just ACCA but also fellow members.

According to him, the Institute is aimed at being a force for public good and will continue to empower its members in terms of learning and attracting the right talents in order to develop the next generation of professional accountants who he repeatedly called ‘talents of the future’.

The Acting Executive Chairman is a fellow of the ACCA and was recently appointed to serve on the Nigerian Advisory Committee of the ACCA in recognition of his vast knowledge, wealth of experience and cross-sector expertise in the profession.

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