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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has disclosed that the State increased its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for this year by focusing on competitive advantage, while keeping the tax rate stable.

The Governor disclosed this through his official Twitter handle.

Governor Makinde said the increase in IGR was achieved without increasing the tax burden on Oyo state residents.

“The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) H1 2020 report shows that our IGR grew by 26.4% amidst this pandemic. We did this without increasing the tax burden on our citizens. What we have done so far is to focus on our competitive advantage,” Makinde disclosed.

Nairametrics reported last month that States in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated a sum of N612.87 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and June 2020. This was disclosed in the States IGR report recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Oyo State generated N17.77 billion in the same period.

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