Ben Eguzozie, in Port Harcourt
- With N16.73bn, state was among top ten IGR in 2019
Cross River’s ministry of finance (CRSMoF) and the state’s internal revenue services (CRIRS) have begun a review of the performance of the state’s top 50 revenue generating ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
The review is combined with a strategy session to appraise the performance of the revenue generation capacity of the MDAs in the state and offer propositions at raising the revenue profile.
The revenue-generating review was ordered by Governor Ben Ayade, with a view to strategize on improving stakeholder engagements towards increasing revenue for Cross River State.
The MDAs engagements are scheduled to hold over a two weeks period starting this October in Calabar with the state ministry of education cluster led by the commissioner, Godwin Amanke, with the provosts and bursars of colleges and schools in the state, as well as directors and deputy directors from the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB) and the Technical Education Board (TEB) in the state.
According to a government statement, the MDAs agreed on synergies required to improve the revenue profile of the sectors. Revenue targets were mutually agreed upon and the resources required achieving same.
Other sectors key to the revenue profile of the state are: ministry of health cluster, transport, agriculture, lands, among others.
Cross River was among the top ten states with high IGR generation in the first half of last year (H1 2019). The state had generated N16.73 billion from January to June in the year.