Te Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2023 election Dr Olajide Adediran better known as Jandor has faulted the Lagos State Government over the protest staged by staff members of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).
Recall that some aggrieved staff members of the LIRS stormed the state’s House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday and accused the management of staff maltreatment, lack of promotion, incentives, and gratuity, among others.
Jandor, in a statement signed by the Head of Media and Communication, Jandor4Governor campaign organisation, Gbenga Ogunleye, on Tuesday, noted that he would improve civil service for workers to enjoy the dividends of their commitment when elected in 2023.
The statement read, “The inhuman treatment of the staff calls for concern, especially with the ignition that the staff of the revenue agency is the goose that is laying the golden eggs of the increasing Internally Generated Revenue of the state.
“Jandor reacted that in as much as the government of the All Progressives Congress is proud of its much-touted achievements in the area of IGR, considerable efforts should also be put into ensuring that the staff in the agency that oversees the IGR drive are well motivated.
“The treatment of the staff in the LIRS with contempt by refusing to promote them when due and the inability to specifically design emoluments that encourage their commitment to improving revenue collection management is a ploy to breed corruption in the agency.”