LIRS in crisis as staff accuse chairman, Ayodele Subair, of maltreatment
Lagos Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, is currently enmeshed in crisis as aggrieved staff of the Service, on Monday, stormed the state House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja, to protest against what they termed “inhuman treatment” by the management of the agency led by the Executive Chairman, Hamzat Ayodele Subair.
The protesters, who were in their large number, brandished branches of leaves in solidarity in a peaceful demonstration.
They accused the management of several offences, including maltreatment of staff with contempt and neglect, lack of promotion, lack of incentives, gratuity, and others.
Speaking with newsmen, one of the protesters who pleaded anonymity said: “We generate the highest revenue for the state government but it’s a shame that the LIRS management has been treating us with contempt.”
Another protester alleged, “In the last 10 years that I have been working in this agency, I have only been promoted once.
“My own is even better, there are some senior colleagues here who have only been promoted only once despite spending between 15 and 20 years as staff of this agency
“The only thing we look forward after leaving this place is only our contribution to the pension fund.
“After that nothing in form of incentive. The allowances are not forthcoming and they do not care about our welfare.”