The Ondo State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperative services is aspiring to generate a sum of N200 million as its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) this year.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Investment, supervising the Ministry, Mr Boye Oyewumi made this known to the public.
The Special Adviser who spoke through the Ministry’s Director of Finance and Mobilisation , Mr Olatubosun, Abimbola Isijola said staffers of the ministry were competent and professionals who can fulfill the mandate to meet the target.
His words: “In spite of the economic situation in the country, we know it is difficult for people to pay but staffers have crafted ways to convince the people to pay.
They have been succeeding in that role when they go out”.
He said the Ministry, issues a pay advice or demand notice some weeks before following up to demand for the actual pay, the Ministry does not take physical cash but gives the government account details where to pay and obtain e-receipt from Board of Internal Revenue (BIR).
The receipt, he said would be worked upon assuring that the funds paid are safe and does not go to wrong hands.
According to him, the officials have strategise to avoid the challenges they faced during operation last year, declaring that it had been bringing funds to government coffers from business premises, markets, co-operatives among many others.
The resources, according to him were galvanized to increase the IGR to complement what the state acquires from the Federation account.