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Revenue consultants frustrating IGR in FCT – Director

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has said that revenue consultants were frustrating the collection of Internally Generating Revenue (IGR), in the FCT.


Dr Babagana Adam, Director, Outdoors Advertisement and Signages (DOAS), said this on Saturday in Abuja.

Adam, however, debunked reports suggesting that the administration was quarreling with the Area Councils in the area of revenue collection.

He said that the department was the sole agency charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue from outdoors advertisements and signages in the FCT.

The director said that there was a formula on how the generated revenue would be shared among the FCT, DOAS and the Area Councils.

He said that based on the understanding with Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), DOAS has been given three revenue offices in AMAC.

“DOAS is not having any misunderstanding with Area Council Administrations of the FCT.

“DOAS is only having little conflicts; the perceived conflicts are generated by the sailor, the revenue consultants, who are aggrieved because someone is handling what they are doing in the past.

“Some of them have been living fat on the problems they created between Area Councils, DOAS and the FCT administration.

“Let me prove this to you. As I’m speaking to you, DOAS has established a desk in the office of the Chief Revenue Officer of AMAC, Mr Danlami Awaje.

“We have been giving a number of staff from AMAC to work along with DOAS.

“The scenario is just like you go to the market and you met pickpockets, because I call those revenue consultants that are not legal as pickpockets.

“Pickpockets distract your attention and will put their hands in your pocket and take your valuables.

“That is how the revenue consultants have been short changing the FCT system. So, for now, we say no more.

”Let me further tell you that we are also facing the illegal revenue consultants head on,” he said.

He said that henceforth, DOAS would not be intimated by any group or revenue consultants to surrender outdoors advertisement and signages revenue collection to them in FCT.

Adam assured the area councils that the FCT administration was working tirelessly with DOAS towards ensuring that they got what belong to them.

Edited By: Debo Oshundun and Ephraims Sheyin (NAN)

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