Osun Looking Inwards As Panacea To Revenue Generation Challenges
With the unrelenting efforts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola towards leading the State of Osun to self sustaining stage in revenue generation, all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in the State have been urged to double their efforts with a view to meeting up with their various revenue estimate target for this year.
This was what transpired during the just concluded two- week bilateral discussion that involved MDAs in the State on the automation of revenue collection.
It was organized by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in collaboration with the Budget and Economic Planning Commission, Government Parastatals, Monitoring Team, Office of the Accountant General as well as IRS Tax Consultancy firm on revenue automation.
The theme of the discussion according to IRS acting Chairman, Mr Dayo Oyebanji, is to make sure that MDAs in the State comply with the directive of Mr. Governor on automating all their payment transactions and in addition to this, cross-fertilization of ideas on how to make MDA more viable and cynosure of all eyes in revenue generation was also among the germane issues given preferential attention to.
While making reference to what was obtainable in the Old Western region era, where MDAs played a major factor in boosting IGR for the region that culminated into building the proud of Africa, multi million naira valued Cocoa House, Mr. Dayo Oyebanji gave the assurance that, with the influx and viable economic activities in the State, if judiciously managed with absolute dedication to duty coupled with having goal focused minded orientation, the revival of the lost past glory of MDA playing its leading position in the aspect of revenue generation is certain.