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Taraba Needs To Increase IGR - BudgIT Director

The BudgIT Country Director, Okeowo, underscored that the state's Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) was at its lowest levels, but expressed optimism that the new leadership would lead to a substantial increase.


He also emphasized the need for the new administration to investigate the reasons behind the IGR's dwindling trend over the years.


Drawing attention to the potential for attracting investors, Okeowo urged the governor to harness the power of technology by creating a functional website for the state. 


He stressed that leveraging data in planning would yield effective results and boost the state's prospects for development.


Emmanuel Bello, the Governor's Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communications, made this known in a statement. 


According to Bello, another speaker at the retreat identified as Peter Akpe, who presented a paper titled "Understanding the Governance Landscape", praised the governor for organizing the training. 


He believed that the various lectures offered at the retreat would refine the focus of office holders, leading to improved output. 


Akpe emphasized the importance of collective efforts to achieve progress and success.


"In her own submissions, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Didi Walson Jack, harped on synergy. 


"She noted that government works better when all the sectors have a smooth working relationship.  


"Using her personal experiences in the Civil Service, she discussed the relationship between the civil force and political leaders within the system. 


"She said appointment must be based on merit rather political patronage," Bello added.

Meanwhile Governor Agbu Kefas, has charged his newly inaugurated cabinet members and other key government actors to lead by example, remain accessible to the people, and stay grounded in the realities of their daily lives to sustain the trust of the people.


"This induction is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, insight, and tools to excel in your respective roles and work harmoniously towards our shared vision of a prosperous Taraba state.


"In the pursuit of our common goal, I urge you all to uphold the values of transparency, accountability, and good governance," Governor Kefas stated.


The Governor further emphasized the need for inclusivity in governance, stating that Taraba's diversity is its strength.


He also noted the challenges the state faces and called for innovative solutions and collective efforts to address these issues.

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