Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Benue Generated N8.4Billion IGR In 2016 ~ BIRS

The chairman Benue State Board of Internal Revenue Services, Mrs. Mimi Adzape Orubibi, has disclosed that the state generated over N8.4 billion in 2016.

Mrs. Orubibi made the disclosure yesterday during the ongoing ministerial accountability press briefing organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Benue State Council in conjunction with the Ministry of Information.

She said the figure was a significant improvement from 2015 when the board realized N7.6 billion.

She gave a breakdown as PAYE N4 billion, direct assessment N4.6 million, road taxes N236 million, N24 million from other taxes, while the ministries, departments and  agencies, MDAs and returns from consultant account for N3.5 billion and N223 million respectively.

According to Orubibi, “We would have met our target of N10 billion only if arrears of N2.4 billion were remitted by SUBEB and Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The revenue boss also intimated that the State IGR substantially increased from N884 million in January to over N1 billion in February, adding that 25% of all IGR realized is paid to MDAs that render essential services.

Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning Mr. David Olofu in his submission said, the State Governor has expended N572,573,682.71 on travels.

He further stated that the State tender board raised over N250 million while N259 million was realized from contract registration, processing fees and renewal.

Mr. Olofu said the State force stands at 17,090 after the biometric conducted by the State government, assuring that,  the issue of ghost workers would soon be completely eliminated from the State.


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