Monarch tasks council helmsmen on revenue generation

Wed Nov 27th, 2019 - Akwa Ibom

The newly-crowned clan head of Oniong in Onna Local Council of Akwa Ibom State, Etebom Samuel Efik, has advised local councils nationwide to expand their Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) base rather than depend solely on the monthly allocations from the Federal Government.

The monarch, who stated this during his coronation ceremony, charged the council chairmen to device alternative ways of generating more revenue internally, noting that such would “greatly alleviate the economic and unemployment challenges prevalent in every local council in the country.”

Besides, he advised them to establish mechanised farming schemes in their areas to provide employment to the teeming unemployed youths, saying: “The idea of local councils having to depend solely on Federal Government’s monthly allocation is lamentable.”




source: Guardian