Ondo West LG boss inaugurates IGR committee
From Sade Adewale, Ondo
The Chairman, Ondo West Local Government, Mr.Adewale Adelakun has inaugurated 18-man committee to oversee the efficient and effective of Internally Revenue Generation in the council.
Inaugurating the committee at the council’s secretariat, he said it is important to have better way of increasing revenue generation in the council in line with the vision of the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
“It is important we all follow his ideal. The past local government administration did not generate enough IGR; people did not remit what they ought to have remitted into the local government account.
“This committee is now saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a change in the IGR in Ondo West replacing the former committee. 18-man committee was carefully selected to meet the set targets”, he added.
He tasked the new committee to work with dedication to increase the council’s revenue so as to support local government developmental projects.
“The local government is closer to the people and it is the mirror of what the state government is doing or intent to do for the people. We will continue to support the efforts of the governor to move the council and state forward.
The chairman said, “we want to charge the new committee members to work in unity in the interest of the development of Ondo West local government. IGR is the source of our development if handled properly”, he said.
He said the IGR is a pointer of any development and must be realistic, urging the committee to work towards its achievement.
The committee is chaired by Chief Festus Akinbohun who was a member of the present committee while Mr. Akinwumiju Akindeji serves as the Secretary.