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Ogun makes N29.7 billion in IGR, borrows N38.9 billion in 10 months

The latest report by the DMO showed that Ogun has the second highest debt stock in the South-West, and fifth highest in the country.

• December 23, 2021
Abiodun, Debt
Governor Abiodun, debt composite used to illustrate the story

The Ogun State government says it generated N29.75 billion in internal revenue in nine months despite borrowing N38.9 billion within the same period, according to the Debt Management Office (DMO).

Chairman of the Ogun Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), Olugbenga Olaleye, told the state assembly on Thursday that the amount was generated from January to October 2021.

Mr Olaleye, while defending the 2022 budget proposal of the agency before the House, said that the agency proposed to generate the sum of N56.3 billion as revenue in 2022.

He reeled out the sources of the revenue to include: personal income tax, pools betting/casino licence, capital gain tax, road tax, withholding taxes, tax investigation and direct assessment.

The chairman said the agency also proposed a total expenditure of N2.18 billion, out of which N349.9 million was earmarked for various capital projects, while N1.83 billion would cater for salaries and allowances of the workforce.

Meanwhile, the latest report by the DMO showed that Ogun has the second highest debt stock in the South-West, and fifth highest in the country.

The data released by Patience Oniha, the DMO boss, pegged the state’s domestic debt at N192.4 billion behind Lagos (N532.12 billion), Akwa Ibom (N234,85 billion),Rivers (N226.35 billion), and Delta (N207.17 billion).

The five states owe 33.1 per cent of the total domestic debt owed by the subnational governments as of September 30, 2021.

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