THE Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has urged Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to bring his experience to bear in improving the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
According to the monarch, this is the only way to enable the governor to raise enough funds to carry out his programmes. The monarch spoke during a visit to the governor at his country home in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area.
The Alaafin hailed Oyetola for building on the good legacies of his predecessors, saying a state like Osun needed a robust revenue profile to enable its governor to deliver democracy dividends, adding that Oyetola had started well and he had no doubt about his capacity to perform.
He said: “You have to use your wealth of experience in administrative, financial and political sectors to improve the revenue base of the state.
“You might know that I am fully aware of the significant role you played to boost the revenue profile of Lagos State.
“You were among the few people that deployed financial professionalism and expertise to help Lagos to raise its revenue status at a time its local governments’ allocations were seized by the Obasanjo Government during Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s tenure
“Osun is not a rich state. So, my advice to you is to use your ingenuity and the experience acquired to advance the economy of the state.”