By Ismail Auwal
The Gombe State Internal Revenue Services has generated ₦8.4 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020.
The Chairman of Gombe Revenue Services, Malam Abubakar Tata, in an interactive session with newsmen, revealed that the state has generated the sum of ₦8.4 billion as IGR in 2020.
Tata praised the state’s ability to raise such revenue despite coronavirus pandemic.
He added that the figure is the highest ever IGR generated by the state since it was created in 1996.
The Chairman also said that the state has created more directorates in its revenue board, to boost efficient service delivery for revenue generation.
“When I assumed duty, I came with the mindset that we were going to change the story by understanding and diagnosing the problem and in doing so, we could proffer a solution, said Tata.
“Also, end of year bonus for staff and other departmental awards for best performing staff were introduced to motivate the staff, which in turn will discourage them from corrupt practices,” Tata further explained the strategy that helped the state boost its revenue generation.
Tata added that the state has implemented cross platforms to improve communication between staff, and collaboration between the revenue-generating MDAs in the state.