As part of effort to boost internally generated revenue, Ogun State Government will install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to monitor toll points to curb illegal ticketing, as well as create synergy between Haulagers and members of United Association of Gravel and Sand Dealers, First Nigerian Tippers Associations, Trucks Owners Association as well as Nigeria Union of Mines Workers.
Consultant on Finance, Mr. Lekan Onamusi disclosed this during a Geological Services stakeholders’ engagement meeting, held at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mr. Onamusi said anyone found with illegal ticket would be dealt with accordingly, noting that, ‘’we are making frantic effort to reduce the bottlenecks of doing business in Ogun State, in order to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). People paying revenue to Government’s coffer must be comfortable and make sure that illegal ticketing toll is eradicated’’.
Speaking earlier, Consultant on Commerce and Industry, Ms. Sola Arobieke said toll points’ leakages would be blocked, as such move, according to her, would further boost the State’s IGR.
She urged members of the Associations to be patient, as the new administration would tackle challenges being faced by the associations and also erect sign posts at all toll points, among others.
In her contribution, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo said the purpose of the stakeholders’ meeting was to identify challenges on the field and possible approach to resolving them.