Kebbi Govt Bags CITN Merit Award

(Last Updated On: 2021-11-29)


A merit award has been conferred on the Kebbi State Government by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) for its contributions to the development of Nigerian Tax system.

This was disclosed by Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Media, in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.

Data released by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that Kebbi’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) increased from N7.37 billion in 2019 to N13.78 billion in 2020.

The award was presented to the state government at the CITN Merit Award and Dinner Ceremony held in Lagos on Nov. 27, Sarki said.

The merit award is instituted to recognise individuals, corporate entities and state governments for their invaluable contributions to the development of the Nigerian tax system, according to CTIN.

“Kebbi was conferred with the award for her consistent drive to increase revenue generation and for being an excellent proponent of the transformation agenda where good governance can be seen and felt, championed by the Gov. Bagudu.

“The state was in the past agrarian and under-industrialised state, however the government under the able leadership of Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, transformed the state in various sectors of the economy particularly in revenue generation and infrastructural development.

“Kebbi’s IGR was increased from N7.37 billion in 2019 to N13.78 billion in 2020 according to the data released by National Bureau of Statistics and the state has consistently maintained this tempo in order to meet the developmental needs of its citizens.

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The CITN added that the state government formed a partnership with USAID-funded West Africa Investment Hub by introducing modern technology in the production of rice.

“The idea has reduced poverty and created employment opportunities, especially for women. The state has also witnessed steady infrastructural development in every nook and cranny under Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu,” the institute noted.


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