The Caretaker Chairman of Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Adeniyi Adeagbo, on Thursday setup a 14-man Task Force to pursue the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) drive of the council.
Speaking during an expanded meeting of the management and the internal revenue collection officers of Itesiwaju LGA where the task force was inaugurated, Hon. Adeagbo warned that his administration will not tolerate individuals, groups, or council revenue collection officers who sabotage his IGR drive.
He warned that those who conspire to defraud the local government would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
His words: “Apart from the dwindling federal allocations to the second and third tiers of governments in the country, we are being confronted with disappointing amount accrued from revenue collections and revenue leakages. In addressing the aforementioned challenges, I’m setting up a 14-man IGR Task Force purposely to monitor and track revenue collections. The Task Force is not being setup only to block leakages by 90% but also help in improving the council’s revenue generation.”
Adeagbo charged the Task Force to be proactive in their assignments because an improved IGR will enhance his administration efforts in the provision of infrastructure, good water supply, provision of health care facilities, good education among others.
The Chairman of the Task Force, Com. Ibraheem Taofeek, speaking on behalf of his members, thanked the Caretaker Chairman for the opportunity to serve, assured that they will not fail him in the discharge of their duties.
In attendance at the meetng were: The Head of Local Govt. Administration, Mr. Akanji Robert; the Director of Administration and General Services, Mr. Akindele Fatai Oyedayo; the Director of Finances, Mr. Adeleke Ismail; and the Deputy Director of Finance, Mr. Adegbola Oluwafemi. Others include the council’s revenue collection officers and all the inaugurated members of the Task Force.