Kano State governor, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has set up an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Committee to tackle the state’s current financial situation and also reduce over dependence on federal allocations.
The committee which was given four weeks to submit its report will also recommend to the government possible ways of increasing the state’s IGR.
The state is said to have over three billion naira debt to settle, among other liabilities.
The Chairman of the committee, Professor Isah Dandago, a Professor of Accounting from Bayero University, Kano, said he chaired the same committee in 2003, but the report which should have tackled the situation was abandoned by the then government.
The committee is, however, optimistic that the situation will be over if government will work on their recommendation after four weeks.
The governor has also flagged off a 7-day sanitation exercise tagged ‘Keep Kano Clean’, in all the 44 local governments of the state.
Mr. Ganduje also directed the state’s sanitary inspection workers to closely monitor house-to-house compliance.