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Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Edodefender(m): 1:00pm On Nov 08
The Governors of Edo, Kwara and Kaduna have said that they recorded approximately 400, 350, 150 percent increase respectively in internally generated revenue from 2015 to 2017.

While Edo moved from N600 million to N2.4 billion, Kwara from N600 million to N2.2 billion and moved from N11.8 billion to N24.5 billion.

Governors Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) and Malam Nasir El-Rufai, (Kaduna), spoke at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat 4th annual National Peer Learning Event, held on Wednesday in Abuja.

Obaseki, in his presentation on “Mobilising Domestic Financing for Development” said his state had increased its monthly IGR from N600 million to N2.4 billion currently earned.

Obasaki said what the state did was to engage revenue agents, consolidate collection into a single account and to use technology to drive both assessment and collections

He who said that plan of the state was to grow its IGR by 50 per cent year on year.

“Hopefully within the next three months we will have double our IGR from its current N2 billion naira per month to about 44.5 billion per month.’’

The governor added that the state IGR was linked to its infrastructure development plan, saying “you cannot improve IGR if there is no economic growth and one of the key drivers of economic growth is infrastructure.

“When you build roads, schools, hospitals, things that aid and enable businesses, you begin to see economic growth.

“As people do well, income goes up and businesses grow, then you have a basis to levy taxes which you will now has to improve the state.’’

Ahmed on his part disclosed that Kwara Statebachieve growth in its average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N600 million in 2015 to N2.2 billion at the first quarter of 2018.

He said that state was in 2014 confronted by difficult economic challenges on account of significant drop in generated revenue and development in the global economy which impacted its revenue negatively.

Ahmed added that in that year, the defunct Kwara State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) was averaging about N600 million, which was incapable of augmenting allocations to pay salaries or fund the state infrastructure.

“In that same year, a study of the infrastructure needs of Kwara State indentified a N255 billion gap.

“This discovery led to the Kwara State Infrastructure and Financing Strategy, a comprehensive and targeted plan to systematically the infrastructure deficit.”

This, he said made the state government to embark on urgent financing strategies and reforms in its revenue generation.

These include the passage of the necessary laws, signing of the Kwara State Revenue Administration Law, and replacing the state BIR with Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS).

“Based on these challenges, KWIRS achieved growth in the monthly in the monthly as of 2015 to a monthly average of N1.45 billion in 2016, a monthly average of 1.75 billion at the end 2016, and a monthly average of 2.2 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2018.

“On account of these growths in our internal revenue, we have consistently been able to augment monthly federal allocation to ensure prompt payment of salaries.

“It also help to fund major projects, introduce new ones and pay office existing debts owed to contractors in the state.’’

Ahmed stressed that it was incumbent on all stakeholders in the governance of states to strike the necessary balance between economic and social costs of generating increased internal revenue through taxes, fees, levies and fines.

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He said that was necessary as the nation prepares for a new minimum wage law which was expected to put even greater strain on states’ finances.

El-Rufai, in his part said that the state had grow its monthly generated revenue 11.8 billion in 2015 when we took over to a total of 26.5billion in 2017.

“In 2015 we collected a total 11.8billion naira, in 2015 it jumped to N22.5b which was the first year of implementation of tax code, in 2016 it rose to N26.5b and in 2018 as at the end of October we have collected 24.5 billion.

The Kaduna Governor listed some of the steps taken to increase to state IGR was to establish a tax code, update and consolidate the state tax laws from 1914 to date, as well as engaging consultants’ service to reform the state tax agency.

He said that also include establishment of a new revenue collection agency, eliminated cash collection as well constituted Joint Tax Board between the state and its local government.

El-Rufai said that the objective of the state was to live within its means, but when he took over government was 800 to 900 million per month, while the state recurrent expenditure every month was at least N3 billion.

https://www.google.com.ng/amp/sunnewsonline.com/peer-review-edo-kwara-kaduna-states-record-about-400-igr-increase-in-3-years/amp/

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Donmedrac: 1:05pm On Nov 08
.Obasaki said what the state did was to engage revenue agents, consolidate collection into a single account and to use technology to drive both assessment and collections

He who said that plan of the state was to grow its IGR by 50 per cent year on year.

“Hopefully within the next three months we will have double our IGR from its current N2 billion naira per month to about 44.5 billion per month.’’
I'm a pdp supporter but I've to say obaseki is the best governor in Nigeria.

Mynd44, lalasticlala

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Donmedrac: 1:25pm On Nov 08
gare:


The Three of Them did very well but I will give it to Obaseki, he sound like he has a plan for the state
you can say that again, unlike most Nigeria governors obaseki actually have a vision and doesn't look like someone that want money by all means or power

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Iwillbegreat: 1:27pm On Nov 08
I'm seeing Edo state competing with Lagos in the next ten years if the trend continue

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by hakanai(m): 1:32pm On Nov 08
the way to go....States need to do more and help people at state levels. Nice one from the governors sha * thumbs up

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by bolaji73(m): 1:38pm On Nov 08
Nice Development

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by gare(f): 1:46pm On Nov 08
Donmedrac:
you can say that again, unlike most Nigeria governors obaseki actually have a vision and doesn't look like someone that want money by all means or power

But my concern is that will they use the money well, because generating so much excluding federal allocation we should not hear about non payment of salaries to workers or pensioners

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Donmedrac: 2:06pm On Nov 08
gare:


But my concern is that will they use the money well, because generating so much excluding federal allocation we should not hear about non payment of salaries to workers or pensioners
well Edo state is one of the few states not owing salaries..

Obaseki said any amount the labour agree on he's ready to pay, he's the only governor saying that.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by CodeTemplar: 2:10pm On Nov 08
Donmedrac:
I'm a pdp supporter but I've to say obaseki is the best governor in Nigeria.

Mynd44, lalasticlala
El rufai too tried but as a bigot and islamist he can carry his bag and go away.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by NwaAmaikpe: 2:11pm On Nov 08
shocked



The increase in Edo's revenue can be singlehandedly traced to the outrageous arbitrary income and Personal Tax FIRS billing introduced by Adams Oshiomhole and sustained by Obaseki.
Besides the Obaseki police boys must not be left out in this recognition.
They ensure offenders pay heavy fines.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Hotfreezer: 2:11pm On Nov 08
Other states are improving and Igbo women in the East are busy washing vegetables with mud.

The SE Governors are not fit to lead animals not to talk of humans.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Firefire(m): 2:12pm On Nov 08
Fatai and his criminal boss has embezzled that of Kwara.

Looters in power!

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by nwakibie3(m): 2:12pm On Nov 08
yet they cant pay 30000 minimum wage

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by webmaster01: 2:14pm On Nov 08
nah jst paper this stuff increase only
we can't feel the impact on the people





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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Esseite: 2:14pm On Nov 08
While Edo moved from N600 million to N2.4 billion, Kwara from N600 million to N2.2 billion and moved from N11.8 billion to N24.5 billion.

Lies...
Below is IGR generation for 2016 and the other for 2017.

For kaduna there was a significant leap, but obaseki and Ahmed stating N600m/mthly previously is just absurd and horrible..

https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/amp.pulse.ng/news/business/here-is-the-amount-each-nigerian-state-generated-in-2017-id8168807.html

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Hotfreezer: 2:19pm On Nov 08
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked
The increase in Edo's revenue can be singlehandedly traced to the outrageous arbitrary income and Personal Tax FIRS billing introduced by Adams Oshiomhole and sustained by Obaseki.
Besides the Obaseki police boys must not be left out in this recognition.
They ensure offenders pay heavy fines.

Stop talking nonsense.

Edo state has a plan to move forward and they're actualizing that plan.

Your state on the other hand has nothing to show except misfits like you littering the cybersphere.

If you had a modicum of brain, you would sit down in a corner and think about your future generations.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by nabegibeg: 2:26pm On Nov 08
grin grin grin
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by bigkahuna704: 2:27pm On Nov 08
Kogi. Where Art Thou?
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by ionsman: 2:36pm On Nov 08
Oshiomhole really tried in the shoring up of the state's IGR. From all indications, it will even be much higher by the time Obaseki leaves. He doesn't joke with revenues.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by nickxtra(m): 2:44pm On Nov 08
Donmedrac:
I'm a pdp supporter but I've to say obaseki is the best governor in Nigeria.

Mynd44, lalasticlala
What impact has Obaseki made in Edo internal generated revenue?

The former Governor, Oshiomole met it at 600 million Naira and improved on it to over 2.6billion, but now it hovers around 2.3billion

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by Splashme: 3:05pm On Nov 08
bolaji73:
Nice Development
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by acenazt: 3:13pm On Nov 08
El rufai my niccuh
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by OkaNaUbe: 3:13pm On Nov 08
Let's see their books to prove they made 400%. Politicians and lies.
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by baslone: 3:22pm On Nov 08
“On account of these growths in our internal revenue, we have consistently been able to augment monthly federal allocation to ensure prompt payment of salaries.

“It also help to fund major projects, introduce new ones and pay office existing debts owed to contractors in the state.’’

In Kwara State?

BLOODY LIE!!!

and pay office existing debts owed to contractors in the state.

His own way of saying Paying the Saraki family.

Saraki don turn "contractor" on paper.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by obed2bk: 3:23pm On Nov 08
we in kaduna we have not see any thing that is done with all that money or I forgot he use it to pay herdsmen that are killing his citizens
Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by odigbosky(m): 4:49pm On Nov 08
Obaseki is not playing with IGR ooooo, just go to High court and see how they throw those who don't meet up in white house. Obaseki was the brain behind Oshiomole IGR drive. At least workers are not complaining about salary in Edo state. The only challenge he is facing is the heavy debt Oshiomole left on his neck.

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by XaintJoel20(m): 4:53pm On Nov 08
Donmedrac:
I'm a pdp supporter but I've to say obaseki is the best governor in Nigeria.

Mynd44, lalasticlala


You can say that again...

Godwin Obaseki is the best time to have happened to governance in Edo State.


I see see the socioeconomic status of Edo State souring high astronomically.

No doubt, from what I have seen in Edo State, Edo State is a strong emerging economy...

Kudos to the visionary leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki...

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Re: Peer Review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna States Record About 400% IGR Increase In 3 Years by mfm04622: 5:19pm On Nov 08
CodeTemplar:
El rufai too tried but as a bigot and islamist he can carry his bag and go away.

Do you live in Kaduna? Can you vote against him? We will vote for him! If you are not in Kaduna, why e dey pain you?

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