The Gombe State Internal Revenue Service generated the sum of N8.4 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020.
This was disclosed by Chairman of Gombe Revenue Service, Malam Abubakar Tata, in a statement on Saturday in Gombe.
Malam Tata revealed that the amount is the highest ever IGR generated by the state since it was created in 1996, praising the state’s ability to raise such revenue despite the pandemic.
He added that Gombe state created more directorates in its revenue board, to boost efficient service delivery for revenue generation, citing that members of the service were not trained in years and that training programmes were organised to improve service delivery.
Tata also added that the State implemented cross platforms to improve communication between staff, and collaboration between the revenue-generating MDAs in the state.
Gombe State IGR Chairman said the state-organized meetings with 78 MDAs that generate revenue for the state to discuss and implement ways to generate revenue for the state.
- “When I assumed duty, I came with the mindset that we were going to change the story by understanding and diagnosing the problem and in doing so, we could proffer a solution. Also, end of year bonus for staff and other departmental awards for best performing staff were introduced to motivate the staff, which in turn will discourage them from corrupt practices.”
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported in October 2020 that States in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated a sum of N612.87 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and June 2020. This was disclosed in the States IGR report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
- The Lagos State Government has projected a monthly target of N60.318 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the 2021 fiscal year.