Tambuwal vows to repeal revenue-hampering laws, as IGR doubles

OrderPaperToday – The Governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal has said that to ensure the State’s Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) continues to grow, his administration is in the process of repealing all obsolete laws hampering revenue growth in the State.

He noted that a bill is currently being drafted by legal and tax officers who are expected to complete their assignment soon and it will soon be sent to the State House of Assembly for passage into law.

Recent data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed that Sokoto achieved a 98.40% increase in its 2017 IGR, netting in a total of N9.02 billion.

According to a statement issued in Sokoto on Wednesday by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal spoke after a meeting with officials of the interim management committee of the State board of internal revenue.

The statement reads: “We have recorded modest achievements in revenue generation in the last year but I have to admit we have our sights set on far higher targets.

“In 2017, we achieved 98.40% annual growth on our IGR compared to previous year. This followed the intervention we put in place by appointing new officers to head the revenue generating agency in the state.

“We will continue to support your work by giving you all the necessary tools to succeed. We will also institutionalize these achievements by passing relevant laws that will move revenue generation forward.”


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