Responding to the recent the newspaper publication made by the publishers of the Starpost Express Newspaper Owerri, on last Monday, March 2nd 2020,with the caption: “Revealed: Onunaku flouts Gov.Uzodinma’s directives…his relationship with PDP mole in IIRS”.
Sequel to that report, the Executive Chairman of the Imo State Internal Revenue Service, IIRS, Prince Emma Onunaku, in his Owerri office, told newsmen that he cannot flout Gov.Hope Uzodinma’s directives and as he has no relationship with PDP moles in IIRS.
Prince Onunaku, while speaking, debunked the newspaper publication made against his office as he described the allegation as false, baseless and unfounded from his political detractors who does want his progress but called the media to embark investigative journalism.
“The reporters of Starpost should have first balanced their reportage before going to the print. I am using to medium to advise all media persons to dwell on professionalism as trained journalists for the general interest of the public”, IIRS Boss appealed.
“On assumption of my office, I was told to lay off all those earlier engaged by the immediate past Chairman of the Service and I did as instructed. I don’t have such powers to flout the directives of the Imo State Governor but I am here to professionally increase the State’s Internally Generated Revenue”, Onunaku submitted.
The IIRS Boss, Prince Onunaku, called on the public to disregard such unfounded publication by those whom he described as gang up men who are against the prosperity of the Service.
In his words, Prince Onunaku, vowed to increase the State’s Monthly IGR from his earlier target of #1b to #1.5b, if given all the necessary input.
Meanwhile,Prince Onunaku, said, “the only person that was not lay off from the immediate past leadership of IIRS was the Internet/Online Manager, Mr.Uchenna Enyinnaya, because of his useful wealth of experiences towards revenue drive and there is no other person.