Diri laments state’s low IGR profile


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By Emem Idio

GOVERNOR Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has bemoaned the state’s low Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, profile and has charged civil servants and other stakeholders directly involved in revenue generation and collection in the state to complement government’s efforts in blocking leakages in the system to improve the IGR of the state.

Diri, who gave the charge, yesterday, at the Trade Union Congress, TUC, maiden Public Lecture and Awards Night at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa, said the tasks of blocking the existing leakages in the system was a collective responsibility that must be done in the interest of the state.

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The governor, who spoke at the event through his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, stressed that the challenge of leakages in IGR was a great source of concern to the state government, and called for…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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