The Nigeria Governors’ Forum hosted tax officers from the 36 states of the federation to introduce them to the IGR dashboard, an innovation of the Economic department of the NGF. At the occasion, the Director General Asishana B. Okauru enjoined the desk officers not to see the exercise as another jamboree but to view it as serious business designed to shore up the revenue base of their various states.
Mr Okauru said: “I want to start by warmly welcoming every person to Abuja and particularly to the NGF Secretariat building. This is where we host the 36 Governors every time they are in Abuja for NGF meetings or sub-committee sessions.
“As you probably know, under our constitution, Governors or their deputies are required to attend the National Economic Council (NEC) meetings in Abuja presided over by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria once every month.
“NEC is the highest economic advisory body in the country. It is important we put this in context because of the today’s event.”
The IGR dashboard, according to a statement by the forum, is dedicated to strengthening ongoing reforms targeted at raising the internally generated revenue of states by actively engaging with the 37 tax authorities in the country, including the FCT.