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  • News - South East - Enugu
  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Mbah to pay Enugu workers’ salaries without FAAC

Mbah to pay Enugu workers’ salaries without FAAC

Enugu State government has set an ambitious target for this year; to fund its employee salaries solely from internally generated revenue (IGR), aiming to reduce reliance on federal government allocations. 

Speaking at the 49th Annual Synod of the Enugu Archdiocese of the Methodist Church, Secretary to the State Government, Chidiebere Onyia, emphasized this goal, representing Governor Peter Mbah. 

Onyia noted the government's determination to enhance Enugu's revenue stream, aiming to elevate its gross domestic product from N4 billion to N40 billion. 

He clarified that the government isn't raising taxes but rather focusing on plugging revenue gaps and ensuring all businesses contribute their fair share. Onyia urged residents, particularly those in the private sector, to fulfill their tax obligations directly to the government treasury.

“We have succeeded in blocking people from printing fake receipts on behalf of the government and ensured that all tax payments are paid to the government.

“Our target is to pay salaries without allocation from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) but from our IGR,” Onyia said.

He also disclosed that in the next 40 days, pipe-borne water will be available in most parts of the state capital, adding that major road constructions and rehabilitations in some parts of the state will also be completed.

Onyia commended the Methodist Church for its support of the government, especially during elections, and urged the clergy to assist in teaching about behavioural change by encouraging their members to perform their civic responsibilities, including paying taxes.

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