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Aregbesola Tasks Osun Workers on N10bn IGR Generation Per Month



Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has charged the state workers to deplore necessary measures for the increment of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue in the face of the current economic reality.

Aregbesola also called for prudency, transparency and accountability in the process of managing the limited resources of the state for greater economic productivity.

The Governor gave the charge on Friday during an interactive session with the Directors in the State Public Service, held at the Multipurpose Hall, Local Government Service Commission, State Secretariat, Abere.

Aregbesola who lamented the adverse effects of the current economic situation on the state, urged the state workforce to complement government efforts towards the generation of improved revenues.

He described Osun as an agrarian agricultural state, saying that the time has come to diversify its economy in its bid to augment and strengthen the capacity of its economy for the betterment of all.

The Governor identified workers as formidable organ in governance, saying their contributions towards the attainment of economic prosperity can never be overemphasized.

Appreciating ‘significant contributions of the state workers’ over the years, Aregbesola attributed some of the achievements recorded by his government to better understanding and cooperation enjoyed from the workforce since assumption of office.

He recounted the abysmal state of the economy when he assumed office in 2010, saying with the efforts and mutually beneficial relationship between the state, workers and the people of the state, his government had made memorable feats in all aspects of the economy.

Aregbesola stressed the need to jack up the state’s IGR from all sources, nothing that the only realizable alternative to cushion the adverse effect the economic downturn is for the state to double efforts in blocking all the leakages hampering sustainable IGR of the state.

He warned against lackadaisical attitude and incompetence in the civil service, stating that all workers must work in tandem not only with civil service rules or code of conduct, but as well as the state’s policies on new revenue generation regime.

The Governor who set a target of N10billion to be generated as monthly revenue for the state, said in recognition of the current economic situation, coupled with the available statistics, the state has the capacity to generate N5billion every month.

He said: “ We must deplore all the available mechanism to raise our IGR and as well improve the standard of living. Going by the available statistical records, our state is capable of generating at least N10billion every month, and for us to achieve this, all hands must be on deck for a common goal.

“This revenue proposal calls for a commitment of all the people of the state especially the workforce in our bid to continuously meet up with our obligations.

“Irrespective of the present economic challenges, our state if properly organized in term of revenue generation can conveniently generate N5billion monthly just as its sustainability would in no doubt increase the tempo to more N10billion monthly.

“For us to achieve these feats, every citizen must work together and demonstrate high sense of commitment to government policies for better and greater economic condition. The time of free money has gone, just as everyone is expected to work for whatever he/she would earn.

“Every worker must justify what he/she earns by demonstrating high sense of commitment; loyalty, competence and transparency in all he does.

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