By: Ben Ukeji and Prudence Okonna

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Olusade Adesola, has charged all heads of revenue generating Agencies in the FCT Administration to redouble their efforts towards increasing the revenue acurable to government coffers .

The Permanent Secretary gave this charge on Monday, while presiding over the quarterly meeting of the Secretariats, Departments and Agencies of the FCT Administration that are statutory mandated to generate and remit revenue to boost the Internally Generated Revenue of the Administration.

Mr. Adesola insisted that Secretariats, Departments and Agencies must think out of the box and ensure that their departments are reformed to embrace efficiency , profitablity and transparency in its transection to shore up the dwindling revenue from the federation account.

He emphasized that every Agency under the FCTA must work extra hard to robustly contribute into the revenue pot of the Administration; adding that , it is not longer business as usual.

According to him, the era of Departments sitting down to wait for manners from heaven is over; stressing that all SDA’s must strive to justify their existence.

The Permanent Secretary warned that all SDA’s must be appraised by the level of their performance in revenue generation, because the government needs funds to implement its programmes as well as provide the infrastructures in the entire 8,000 square kilometers of the Federal Capital Territory.

Abuja Digest reports that the 2nd Quarter meeting received reports and updates on REMITA Implementation – Systemspecs; in addition to the in-depth interaction on 2nd quarter performance Report with each SDAs.