Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Amosun urges MDAs to generate more revenue

06 November 2013, 09:40

Abeokuta - Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Tuesday called on State ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to explore new ways of increasing their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Amosun made the call in Abeokuta at the opening of a two-day Treasury Board Meeting on the 2014 budget.

He said the government needed to increase its IGR in order to augment the shortfall in the federal allocation.

He, however, cautioned that whatever strategy they might adopt must not cause hardship to the people.

Amosun hinted that the 2014 budget would be slightly lower than that of 2013 and assured that his administration would still deliver on its campaign promises.

The governor stressed the need for effective budgeting for the realisation of government’s vision and mission.

"While each ministry, department and agency is presenting the request as to how much we will need, we should also think of how much we can generate.

"Please note that we do not have unlimited access to funds, and so we must continue to think out of the box and explore new ways of generating fund’’, he said.

Amosun who noted that the meeting was the third on the 2014 budget, stressed that it was necessary in order to conform with best accounting practises in budget preparation.

He, therefore, urged all officers concerned in the various agencies to be resourceful.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...