A Non-Governmental Organisation, Center for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, has reiterated its determination to partner with the Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue to improve the internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the state.
This was disclosed by yesterday by the CITAD State Coordinator, Isa Garba when he paid a visit to the Chairman of the Board of Internal Revenue, Alhaji Yaqub Isa where he emphasized on the need for the two organs to partner together on finding ways to improve the IGR of the state.
He said the aim of the visit was to support the board in its resolve to improve the revenue generation of the state for effective development of the state as well as the citizens especially in providing democratic dividends.
Isa suggested that the Board should conduct survey on the fees charged for vehicles particulars in neighboring states specifically in Jigawa and Kano to ascertain any variation in the charges and take any possible measure to motivate the citizens to renew their particulars in the state.
He also urged the Board to create a data base for all vehicles registered under the board for easy tracking of vehicles especially when it comes for the renewal of particulars, saying once time for renewal is due such customers can easily be sent text messages to keep them alert through SMS or email message.
“There is need to intensified media campaigns to enlighten the public on the economic, social ‎and security benefits of registering their vehicles. The board should also look for ways of reaching out to Vehicles owners and to liaise with transport Unions for their cooperation.” He said
Responding, the Acting Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Yakub Isa , Commended the effort of CITAD saying it come at right time when all governance are in need of more revenue for the economic development of the state.
He said the board is doing everything possible to bring stakeholders, tax payers, unions, trade Unions to come together and give the board ideas on how to move the state forward.


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