The Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation and Finance, Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh has called on various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to make effort at generating more revenue internally for the 2019 fiscal year to aid adequate budgeting.
Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh made the charge at the ongoing first quarter appraisal of MDAs account at the Assembly Complex on Wednesday, May 15.
Visibly displeased with the level of internally generated revenue (IGR), he promised that as soon as the second tenure of Governor Emmanuel’s commences, the Committee will swing into action through their oversight function to ensure that there is an improvement in internally generated revenue.
He expressed hope that the second quarter will witness a boom in IGR, suggesting that the electioneering season in the state may have caused the IGR to dwindle. He stated that the law governing IGR will be looked into, reviewed, made to go in tandem with what should be obtainable in the state and properly enforced to checkmate the level of revenue generated internally for the state.
On project implementation, Akpanusoh said the Committee is impressed with the level of project execution across the state especially, in the areas of road infrastructure, developments, interventions and funding of government programmes, while expressing optimism that the second quarter will be far better than the first.
He concluded that the Committee will continue reminding government through the MDAs of what should be done and where actions should be expedited.