Ekiti State government has warned Revenue Collectors in the 16 Local Government Areas not to involve in sharp practices.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and community Development, Chief Dayo Fadipe gave the warning at the monthly meeting of the stakeholders in the 16 Local Government Councils, in Ado, Chief Fadipe who urged Revenue Collectors to improve on their performance added that his Ministry would soon embark on the assessment of the Revenue performance of each council in the state.
He implored the Directors of Administration and Directors of Finance to co-operate with their Chairmen to enhance Socio-economic development of the Local Governments in the State.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Deji Ajayi who urged all the Directors of Finance to ensure prompt submission of the returns of their monthly revenue generation to the Ministry, warned that any Director who flouts the order would be sanctioned.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Local Government Affairs, Mr. Sesan Adewumi who said that rate officers in each of the Local Government should be divided into groups added that each group be given targets to ensure efficiency in revenue generation.
Speaking at event, the Local Government Auditor-General of the State, Mr. Adeojo advised that rates officers in the 16 Local Government Councils should be trained and sensitized on the need to increase I.G.R. at the Local Government Councils.
He explained that government should introduce centralized receipts for all the rate officers in all the Local Government for effective auditing and to curb sharp practices among the officers.
Last modified: March 8, 2012