ODIRS Presents Over N57M Cheque To 18 LGS, from Land Use Charge,TV & Radio Adverts In Six Months 

By John Kayode

The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS), has presented a cheque of   N57,520,001.36 million to the 18 local governments in the state as their own share of Land Use Charge as well as Radio and Television License Fees.

The sum is the revenues generated from the Land Use Charge, Radio and Television advertisements for the second quarter of the year, covering  July to December 2022.

 The sum of N30m and N15,199,999.92 million had earlier disbursed  by ODIRS to the 18 local governments in June this year, from same  Land Use Charge and  Radio & TV advert revenues.

The Executive Chairman of  Ondo State Internal Revenue (ODIRS), Mr Tolu Adegbie in a chat with newsmen  in Akure, the state capital said the disbursement was the second and last for year 2022.

He revealed that each local government  went home with N3.2m.

The ODIRS boss said: “He  believed the money disbursed will assist the council  Chairmen to cater for some of their needs.”

He reiterated the commitment of the ODIRS to increase the revenue profile of the state  next year, through the capturing of residents phone details, adding that they would leverage on technology to make the collection easy and faster.

He appealed to the  residents of the state to cooperate with their staff, who will be going round from the first quarter of 2023 to get their personal information.

Earlier, the Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Augustine Oloruntogbe  thanked the state Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu  for prioritising the affairs of workers in the State.

According to him, “the Ondo State Government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has never tamper with the 

Local government fund”

The ALGON chairman said the Seven months salary arrears of workers owed by the previous  administration has been reduced to Two months. 

He  commended the ODIRS for raising the revenue profile of the State. He assured the people of the state that the Government is prudent and will continue to work for them.

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