Nigerians laud Seyi Makinde for raising Oyo IGR by 26.4% in H1 2020

Seyi Makinde
Governor Seyi Gesinde

Nigerians have lauded Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s initiative to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state by 26.4%, even at a period the coronavirus pandemic caused a lot of devastation to national and global economy.

The media office of Governor Makinde, making the disclosure on the IGR increase Monday morning, said the governor was able to achieve the feat “without increasing the tax burden on our citizens.”

Though the last figure of the IGR and the latest generated revenue were not disclosed, the governor’s media office, via its Twitter handle, quoting the governor, simply said Oyo State IGR increased by 26.4%, attributing the percentage increase to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) H1 2020 report.

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It states: “The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) H1 2020 report shows that our IGR grew by 26.4% even amidst this pandemic. We did this without increasing the tax burden on our citizens. What we have done so far is to focus on our competitive advantage.” – Gov. Seyi Makinde”

Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to commend Governor Makinde’s efforts at increasing the IGR without putting a tax burden on the citizens of the state, which it was said was a fulfilment of his promise not to increase tax to raise funds for government, as presented below: