Council managers in the 20 local governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (L C D A) in Lagos State have been called upon to be proactive in evolving strategies to improve the Internally Generated Revenue ( I G R) base of their various councils in order to provide infrastructural developmental projects in their various communities.
The commissioner representing Badagry division in the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission, Mr Babs Akinyanmi made this call during the quarterly monitoring and valedictory visit of members of the commission to the Badagry Local Government.
He said the council managers have been encouraged and equipped with knowledge on how to perform maximally to improve the internally generated revenue base of their various councils for the provision of social amenities for the betterment of residents of their council areas.
Akinyanmi who expressed satisfaction at the level of achievements recorded by the commission since they assumed office noted that these include “appointment of 1,465 staff, restoration of confidence and trust on the part of the entire staff of the local government service commission , promotion of staff as at when due, eradication of lopsided appointments in the headship of the various departments and units in the local government service, exposed council staff to local and foreign training programmes to enhance efficiency in service delivery, resolution of conflicts between the elected and career officers and the re-introduction of area offices among other things “.
He advised the workers to work as a team and prepare for their retirement by saving for the rainy day in order to face challenges associated with retirement.