Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS) has said it would intensify its revenue drive across the 17 local government areas of the state in order to boost its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Jos, the state capital, Chairman of the Service, Dashe Arlat, said an Explosive Revenue Drive (ERED) is the solution to meeting the IGR target in 2021, assuring that regardless of the challenges of COVID-19 disease, the service would do its best to continue generating revenue for the running of government businesses.
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“With an unprecedented drop of crude oil prices that resulted in the drop in statutory revenue allocation to the state, taxation and charging fees and fines and levies for services and other forms of documentation have become a readymade alternative source of revenue.
“This however has become a challenge with the attendant lockdowns and semi lockdowns across the states and county stifling economic activities in an effort to keep citizens safe on the dreaded COVID 19.”
He also added that the government would not take likely the issue of revenue theft and leakages in order to comprehensively ensure that the IGR is well boosted.