The Chairman of Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Hon. Morenike Adesina Williams has urged the council to concentrate more on enhancing her Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR).

She said this during the 2020 budget retreat on Thursday at Omotosho Hall Secretariat in Ikotun.

Williams noted that the retreat was to reflect on past performances and set realistic projections for the future.

“We are gathered here to critically reflect on our past performance, X-ray our present and set realistic projections for our future,” she said.

She hinted that last year’s budget performance was not too encouraging, urging revenue collectors of the council to look inwards and improve on the dwindling IGR.

“Everybody needs to pay their taxes and rates. It is mandatory. We will use all legal means to collect our revenues from defaulters.

“We will also use massive public enlightenment on revenue generation,” she said.

The Council helmsman stated that for any local government to survive, it must have a solid IGR base.

“The local government is blessed, hence the need for us to think outside the box and explore other means of boosting our IGR to complement Federal allocation.

“We must all be part of this process. That is why we are here to discuss and cross-fertilize ideas for the benefit of all and sundry.

“Our overriding concern should be the harnessing of our efforts, resources, expertise, and the utilization of all these in the most efficient manner to sustain the development we have recorded thus far,” the council chief said.

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