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STATES IN NIGERIA ARE LOSING REVENUE Part-1
I don’t know how many parts this series will be, but I am starting today and it is with a heavy heart of concern that I will sharing.
First of all, every State Governor is the Chief Executive Officer of the productive geographical location where he superintends over and this is MAJOR!
Every State Governor sits and controls the financial resources of the state.
Every State Governor is the Chief Security Officer of his state, forget the drama that happens when there are security challenges. Some Governors simple refuse to recognise the role of security agencies in their States.
Every State Governor is suppose to smell money from a solution that can be put on the table and people will subscribe to, else how did Lagos State created so many solution providing agencies for people and in turn rake in monies into the State Coffers?
A lot of productive activities are going on across the States in Nigeria that are not being captured and of course, not being taxed at all.
From the markets, motor parks, hotels, name it, there is a lot of serious and genuine money making activities going on, that the Governors are aware of, but because of the cap-in-hand and feeding bottle system being enjoyed, some have remained docile and not pragmatic. This is a wake up call to the State Governors, if they ever get to read this.
IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IF THE STATES REFUSES TO DEVELOP ITSELF.
We will start calling the State Governors out one after the other, state by state and I can tell you, many Governors will feature in the hall of shame!
_If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._
_*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_
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The Millennium Entrepreneur