Ogun State Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo has charged Accountants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to come up with innovative ideas capable of boosting the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of the State.
Okubadejo made the call in Abeokuta at a meeting with Directors of Finance and Accounts in MDAs, saying the government was determined to generate enough funds to meet its obligations to the people.
While noting that the current global and national economic situation had made it expedient for the State to devise ways of increasing its revenue, the Commissioner sought the cooperation of the Accountants in realisation of the government’s developmental goals.
“I charge you to come up with ideas on how to increase IGR, block leakages, ensure efficient service delivery in your respective agencies so that the government can continue to discharge its responsibilities”, Okubadejo stated.
He assured that the present administration would continue to broaden their knowledge through training and retraining, seminars and workshops, for them to be in tune with current trends in their profession.
In his remark, the Accountant-General and Permanent Secretary, Treasury Office, Mr. Tunde Aregbesola, noted that it was the first time a Commissioner for Finance would be having such an interface with the DFAs in the State, soliciting the continued support of the government on capacity building, welfare, among others for the Accountants.