The Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged all the sixteen local government councils in the state to work on strategic means of improving their internally generated revenue in an effort to ensure efficient payment of salaries of local government workers.
The governor, while speaking on the program, “The Governor explains” argued that the kwara state internal revenue service, KWIRS has not taken over the collection of local revenue but rather support the local councils in the collection and ensures that the statutory ten per cent of revenue generated are given to all councils.
Speaking on the International Vocational Centre, Ajase-Ipo, the governor explained that arrangement has been concluded to run the vocational centre as a Non-governmental organization, NGO, to ensure funding from international communities, as well as ensuring stability of the school. Cue in audio…………………..….Ahmed
On taxation, the governor said the state has not imposed any tax outside the law on any manufacturing firm in the state contrary to claims that the state has been sending companies away as a result of heavy taxation. Cue in audio………….……….Ahmed 2
On Paris club refund, Governor Ahmed also said the next tranche will be used to improve primary school education such as class room buildings, and provision of materials among others.