The Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Monday hosted tax officers from the 36 states of the federation to introduce them to the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dashboard, an innovation of the economic department of the NGF.
The initiative, according to the Director General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru, was designed to help states shore up their revenue base.
Speaking to desk officers from the various states of the federation, Okauru said the forum was put in place to train them on one of the NGF’s flagship projects, the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Dashboard Initiative.
He explained further that some states have since taken advantage of the initiative, but all states now have a fresh level-playing ground to take advantage of the opportunities the IGR Dashboard provides.
To contribute to a more coherent reform environment and fast-track full domestication of commendable practices across all States and the FCT, he said, the NGF Secretariat also develops GUIDES for implementing reforms based on extensive experience in peer reviewing the 36 States over the last ten (10) years.
This, he added, has significantly improved the way state governments run and the overall governance climate in the country.