The Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS) and the Bureau of Public Procurement are working out modalities to encourage businesses, especially Medium Scale Enterprises, to profitably benefit from government policies and programmes that would facilitate an increase in the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
This indication was brought to the fore, during a courtesy visit of the Bureau to the Executive Chairman, OGIRS, Mr. Olugbenga Olaleye, in Abeokuta.
Speaking, Mr. Olaleye, noted that his agency was ready to embrace any move that would entrench ease of doing business and increase revenue generation in the State, appreciating the Bureau for the initiative.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of the Bureau, Dr. Adesina Olanloye said the vision of the Bureau was to regulate procurement processes in the State in accordance with procurement law, to ensure accountability and transparency.
Olanloye stated that partnering with OGIRS was a step necessary to centralise procurement processes and bring all service providers in the State together, to achieve a more business-friendly environment that would facilitate payments of appropriate taxes into government’s coffer.