From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina.
The Katsina state government said that its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has increased from N200 million to N800 million per month.
The commissioner of finance, Alhaji Lawal Jari disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina at the commissioning of the permanent office of Salih Barau Tax Consultants, named ‘Karimatu House’.
The company was employed by the state government into the service of revenue generation.
The commissioner stressed the importance of revenue generation to the development of any nation, saying that the state government would continue to attach great importance to tax collection.
Jari said that would enable the government to finance its expenditure and provide more dividends of democracy to people of the state.
He explained that the state government wanted to reach N1 billion revenue monthly before the end of the year.
Jari urged people of the state to continue to pay their taxes as and when due to enable the government provides services to people.
In his remarks, the Managing Partner, Alhaji Salih Barau said that about 80 per cent of the revenue generated monthly comes from Board of Internal Revenue.
He particularly urged the ministry of lands and survey, and agencies to intensify efforts toward improving revenue generation because they have a lot of opportunities to change their current revenue profile.
Barau assured that to reach the target of N1 billion and abve with the continued support of tax payers and revenue generation bodies in the state.