Enugu State government and the National Defence College are to partner on strategies to boost the state’s internally generated revenue, IGR, and diversify her income base to address the present economic challenges in the country.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who spoke at Government House, noted that despite difficulties occasioned by the economic challenges, the state government had continued to keep faith with the aspirations of the people by making steady progress in economic development.
Represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, during an audience with participants of National Defence College, Course 24, Geo Strategic Study tour of Enugu State, Ugwuanyi noted that the theme of the tour, ‘Internally Generated Revenue as Catalyst for Development: challenges and Prospects in Enugu State,’ was aptly chosen as it reflects the state’s efforts to restructure and revitalize the state’s economy.
“The theme of the tour could not have been more aptly chosen as it reflects our current efforts to the challenges occasioned by the current down-turn in the national economy,” Ugwuanyi said.
The governor assured that in the course of the tour, the participants would be briefed in greater details on the modest efforts made by the state as well as on the other peculiar challenges facing the state with a view to promoting collaboration for intervention.