Osun Speaker Urges Local Councils To Improve IGR

Najeem-Salaam-Rt.-Hon.-Speaker-Osun-House-of-AssemblyThe Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, has urged the 30 local governments in the state to increase their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Goke Butika, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday.

He said the local governments should not continue to depend on allocations from the Federation Account to finance their operations.

Salaam also advised the Local Government Service Commission and the Ministry of Local Government to, as a matter of urgency,
fashion out ways through which the councils could improve their finances.

Salaam said the Assembly, through its standing Committee on Local Government Affairs, would also monitor the councils.

He advised each council to develop its agricultural potential so as to generate revenue for the development of the area.