Ekiti State Commissioner for Budget & Economic Planning, Mr. Debo Ajayi has tasked the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government on the attainment of the Internally Generated Revenue (I. G. R.) target for the year noting that the attainment of the target was the only way the State could meet up with the present and future challenges.
Mr. Ajayi who spoke through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Sola Folorunso during the 1st quarter appraisal of the 2012 budget in Ado-Ekiti, opined that Government Ministries and Agencies should be encouraged to always engage in healthy competition to ensure improved service delivery.
The Commissioner affirmed that the present administration in the State was evolving a revenue drive that would reduce the dependence of the State on the allocation from the Federal Government hence all Ministries and Agencies should be alive to their responsibilities by ensuring that they align with government goals and targets.
While noting that government was relying on the MDAs for the implementation of its programmes and policies, he advised them to be more dedicated to their jobs as government would not hesitate to tie subsequent release of their running grants to revenue performance.
Last modified: April 30, 2012