The Chairman is Mr. Dapo Apara (B.Sc., M.Sc., ACA). Mr. Apara holds a First Class Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife (1986), and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Lagos (1992). He has over 20 years, work experience, spanning, Audit, Banking, Corporate Finance and Information Technology. He has worked with reputable institutions like: Arthur Andersen (1987-1991), FSB Int’l Bank, Ecobank, FCMB and Infiniti Systems Limited. He is currently the DMD of Alpha-Beta Consulting the revenue mobilization and collection advisors to Lagos State Government.
Mr. Apara has brought his experience in tax matters to bear in the revenue generation for Lagos State. Notably, as a Microsoft Certified Partner he designed a model called Electronic Banking System of Revenue Collection and Monitoring (EBS-RCM). This model has served as a database and internet-based communication link to all bank branches and tax offices involved in revenue collection for Lagos State. He also coordinated the development of a smartcard-based alternative to paper tax cards on behalf of Lagos State Government, thereby, preventing forgery and impersonation. In a similar manner, he pioneered the development of a necessary software and web-based interface (http:// www.lasg-ebs-rcm.com). This initiative started with Lagos State, and was so successful (leading to a 4-fold increase in tax collection) that other States (Kwara, Nassarawa & Bayelsa) have invited him and his firm, Infiniti Systems Segment Limited, to set up similar models for them.