By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,Â Wednesdaysaid the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the state has increased by 98 per cent in the last one year.
A statement issued in Sokoto by the governorâ€™s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said Tambuwal spoke after a meeting with officials of the Interim Management Committee of the state Board of Internal Revenue.
According to him, the modest achievement recorded was sequel to the appointment of new officers to head the revenue generating agency in the state last year.
He stressed that the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that Sokoto achieved a 98.40 per cent increase in its 2017 IGR, netting a total of N9.02 billion into its coffer.
â€œWe have recorded modest achievements in revenue generation in the last year but I have to admit that we have our sights set on far higher targets.
â€œIn 2017, we achieved 98.40% annual growth on our IGR compared to previous year. This followed the intervention we put in place by appointing new officers to head the revenue generating agency in the state. We will continue to support your work by giving you all the necessary tools to succeed,” he said.