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Lalong seeks improved IGR

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos—Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, yesterday, warned that any Ministry, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the state, which fails to think out of the box and improve its revenue generating capacity would not get approval for their memo as internal revenue generation is fundamental to enable government fund projects and bring the needed development in the state.

Speaking at the third edition of the stakeholders’ roundtable engagement on taxation with theme Democratising Tax Collection and Expanding the Tax Base for Socio-Economic Prosperity, he tasked the State Inland Revenue Service to execute fresh strategies that will enable it attain its mandate of coordinating all revenue generating efforts across the state, stressing that his administration has taken proactive measures to diversify the performance of the real sector by resuscitating and repositioning some business enterprises to drive the economy towards growth and prosperity.

 


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