Ekiti Government charges stakeholders on IGR

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Stakeholders in Revenue generation across the 16 councils of Ekiti
State have been charged to put more effort to improve the Internally
Generated Revenue (IGR) of their areas.
The Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Prof Adio Folayan gave
the charge in Ado Ekiti during the quarterly Internally Generated
Revenue forum of local governments in Ekiti state.
Prof. Folayan said the meeting became necessary to enable the local
councils review and overhaul the revenue mechanism and boost the IGR
thereby reducing over dependence on the monthly federal allocation
which cannot adequately cater for all the development needed at the
grassroots.
According to the Commissioner, the forum will give stakeholders ample
opportunity to learn from the experience of those who are performing
well and make corrections where necessary.
He stressed that the local governments cannot continue to depend on
federal allocation to run its affair and enjoined them to re-
strategies and block all leakages of revenue in their areas.
The Commissioner also urged the people to cooperate with councils rate
officers by paying their dues regularly to enable government have more
resources to develop the grassroots

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