By Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

In a bid to boost the revenue base of the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, a seven man committee constituted for the expansion of its revenue base has submitted its report to the permanent secretary.

Receiving the report, Mr. Babatunde Jegede, permanent secretary, local government service commission stated that the era of total reliance of the Commission on funding from the Federation Account through JAAC was no longer realistic.

According to him, there was the need to think outside the box through ingenuity and creativity on ways to shore up the revenue of the Commission to enable it meet its enormous and ever expanding responsibilities.

According to a statement by the Director of Information of the Commission Mr Stanley Familoye, the permanent Secretary explained that the move was unprecedented in the annals of the Commission.

“it is a right step in the right direction at this critical period which would avail the careerists the opportunity to showcase their capacity and use their expertise to improve on the finances of the Commission

He assured that the recommendations of the Committee would be implemented stressing that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission becomes a reference governmental establishment in revenue generation and service matters.

Earlier, while presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Foluso Akinwumi, head of local government administration (GAD) disclosed that the Committee consulted widely before making its recommendations.

He stated that the Committee reviewed the current IGR structure of the Commission and arrived at the conclusion that the revenue base of the Commission was very lean and weak.

Akinwumi expressed the Committee’s deep appreciation for the opportunity the Local Government Service Commission gave the members to serve. Highlights of the report included short term and long term investments.

It will be recalled that the Committee was constituted on 1st September, 2022.

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