Nasarawa state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Haruna Osegba, has disclosed that the 13 local government councils in the State have adopted the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to block leakages and improve internally generated revenue (IGR) across the state.
Osegba made the disclosure at a meeting of the local government Joint Account Committee (JAC) adding that the adoption was imperative as a result of the failure of local government revenue officers to properly account for IGR monthly.
According to him “Over the years, whenever the government demands for accountability of the IGR from local government revenue officers, they would always claim nothing is being generated, he continued “We are aware that all LGAs, especially Karu, is generating a lot of money internally but we do not know where it is going to’’. ‘Sic’
Osegba explained that the JAC has engaged Cascada Consulting firm to take over the collection of all taxes in the 13 LGAs and remit same to the TSA.
He, therefore, appealed to the chairmen of Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the 13 LGAs and Overseers of the 18 Development Areas to support the firm to improve the IGR of their areas.