The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Internal Revenue Service(OYSIRS), Mr John Adeleke has disclosed that the state monthly internally revenue generation (IGR) has moved from N1.3 billion to N2.7 billion.
Adeleke made the disclosure on Monday during a press briefing organised by a group known as ‘Friends of Seyi Makinde’ held at the Press Centre of the Ministry of Information, Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
He said OYSIRS would build on the progress recorded, “we intend to keep on with this trajectory, we are going to follow the steady trajectory growth until within our first year in office we are able to double Oyo state IGR from where we met it.
” We have to rise up to the occasion to ensure that the administration of Gov Seyi Makinde has all the resources required to prosecute the various programme of the administration.”
He said a lot of resources was required and necessary for government to actualise its good programme, noting that Gov Makinde was firmly focus in moving the people from poverty to prosperity.
“Because of this; the internally revenue service of the state is fully committed not just enhancing revenue but a revolution in revenue generation activities of the state.
“We have played the ground work, and we believe our efforts so far is bearing fruits.
“We are going to be very creative in the way we collect IGR in the state, blocking all leakages and ensuring that we move with modern technology in order to collect our revenue more effectively and efficiently.” He said
The chairman further stated that OYSIRS would be engaging those in the informer sector so as to bring them into the tax net.
Adeleke reiterated the determination and commitment of the present administration in the state to improve the living standard of the people.