Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke is the new Director General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON. Currently, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed him for this position. This article contains some information about Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke biography as well as his career, personal life and education
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke Biography
Dr Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke hails from Imo state where he once served as the Executive Chairman of Imo Internal Revenue Service (IIRS). It is one appointment Imo people have hailed as fitting. A banker, a tax consultant, a chartered accountant and a Ph.D. holder in Accounting, he has traversed the whole gamut of financial services sector and therefore is bringing his wealth of experience garnered over the years to bear on the Imo state tax system.
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke Educational Background
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke Studied at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has a Ph.D. Accounting.
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke Career
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke is currently the new Director General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON. Okeke is known to have a promising career in Accounting and management. Once the Executive Chairman of Imo Internal Revenue Services (IIRS), Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke did expressed his resolve to drive the state’s revenue from N900 million to N2.5 billion in three months.
Okeke, a banker and a chartered accountant, said he would use the experience he garnered over the years in tax system to raise the revenue bar. Speaking to reporters in Owerri, he said with the mandate from Governor Hope Uzodimma, he would transform IIRS and make it one of the most enviable tax agencies in Nigeria.
Okeke stated that he’s committed to making significant changes and creating a lasting positive impact, particularly in improving the relationship between taxpayers and the tax authority.
He pledged to move away from the old approach where people view tax collectors as intimidating figures and instead work towards a system where people willingly pay their taxes. Okeke’s immediate goal is to establish a system that efficiently collects both tax and non-tax revenues while preventing any financial leakages. In the medium term, he aims to create a system that encourages people to voluntarily comply with tax regulations and ensures that everyone in Imo State contributes to taxation.
In terms of boosting the state’s revenue, Okeke plans to enforce the collection of outstanding taxes and send assessment notices to taxpayers for the current year. He is determined to bring more businesses, especially those in the informal sector, into the tax system through a process of enumeration, quick resolution of issues between the tax authority and unions/associations, and encouraging their members to start paying taxes. Additionally, he is committed to ensuring that all tax revenues are deposited into the state’s Treasury Single Account.
Okeke has a strong resolve to swiftly turn things around, aligning with the governor’s goals. He intends to make use of the existing revenue laws and harness technology to enhance revenue collection.
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke Net Worth
The current exact Net worth of Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke is unknown, but he’s estimated to have a net worth of $100,000
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