LG CHAIRMEN SWEARING-INGovernor Abubakar Sani Bello has sworn in the newly elected 24 Local Government Chairmen with strong warning to them to collaborate with the state government to generate and boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in order to enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Government House, Minna, Thursday.

Speaking during the ceremony, Governor Sani Bello drew the attention of the Chairmen to the financial challenges faced in the state and urged them to work with the state government in order to allow for proper generation of revenue to enable them to meet up with the aspirations of the people.

“Let me draw your attention to the difficulties being faced in recent times with regards to funding and resources. This has called for collaboration between the state government and the local government to find ways to generate more revenue so that we can carry out the affairs of governance.”

According to him, it has been signed into law the unified tax system where the state and local government will work together so that they can boost and increase the tax and revenue base. 

He then appealed to the Chairmen to give the Niger State Board of Internal Revenue the maximum support as it will be in the interest of the people.

The Governor who also drew their attention to the task ahead of them called on them to pay close attention to the Primary Healthcare system, education and security in their various local government councils and ensure that they report to the appropriate authorities at the state level.

The oath of allegiance was administered by Justice Ishaku Usman on behalf of Justice Aliyu Maiyaki, the State Chief Judge.