Wednesday, January 24, 2018


IGR: OSLGA Rolls Out Database Review Mechanism

* Institutes Ad Hoc Committee To Review Potential IGR
* Seek Out OSLGA IGR Potential, Our Mandate...Committee Chairman

Okonta Emeka Okelum, Asaba

In a bid to be well informed about the right potential Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of Oshimili South LGA, the council boss, Hon Comrade Uvhe Osadebe, has set in motion steps to generate the right database.

At last plenary session of the council's legislative arm, last week, the house dissolved all official engagement with revenue contractors.

In a correspondence from the chairman's office, dated 19th January, 2018, to the general public, signed by him, pointed out the dissolution of all revenue agents and contractors.

It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that all contracts between the council and all revenue agents operating in Oshimili South Local Government Area is hereby terminated with effect from 31st December, 2017, the letter stated.

The general public is hereby advised to desist from transacting any business or payment with these contractors, council boss advised in his correspondence to the public.

Sequel to above action, the council boss, recently, instituted and commissioned an ad hoc committee to review the council's revenue potential, leakage, challenges and proffer solutions to identified revenue generation set-backs.

Our media crew's recent one on one media chat with the chairman of the ad hoc revenue review committee, Hon Ebeodi Eluaka, unveiled the essence of the committee.

The revenue review committee is not a standing committee but an ad hoc committee with a life span of two weeks.

At the end of our work, we are to present our findings and reports to the council chairman, Hon Eluaka said.

Part of the committee's functions are to review all the council's potential earnings from all revenue bits and help the council calculate at a workable annual IGR estimate.

Our committee's work is to provide a workable database on the council's internally generated revenue.

We are not charged with the responsibility issuing out any revenue bit to any revenue agent or contractor, Hon Ebeodi Eluaka noted.

The local government area chairman wants to know and have an idea of the potential annual revenue estimates of the council, that is what this committee was instituted for and nothing more.

We will also at the end of our committee work report to the chairman our findings, expose revenue leakages and suggest proactive means of blocking such revenue losses, Hon Eluaka told our reporter.


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