By Kabiru Dogon Daji
Zuru local government council of Kebbi state has disclosed plans to improve its locally generated revenue (IGR) to avoid total dependency on monthly statutory allocation from the federal government.
Consequently, the council has flagged off its internal revenue intervention and drive programme (IGRPA).
Speaking at the occasion, the council chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Abubakar, said the move became inevitable considering the dwindling revenue in the state and the country as a whole.
He attributed the poor revenue to tax evasion and other sharp practices.
The chairman further disclosed that, “After a search for solution to eradicate the problem facing revenue collection, the council finally decided to hire a capable consultant to handle the collection of all revenues as a remedy to revenue drive.”
He added that the consultant will use market enterprise revenue assurance technology among other methods to ensure success.
Also speaking, the Emir of Zuru, Dr. Muhammed Sani Sami, commended the council chairman and his team for the initiative, which he said, would go a long way in developing the area.
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