Ogun Refutes Budgit’s Report On IGR
Ogun State Government has refuted the Statistical Agency, Budgit Foundation’s widely publicized report on internally generated revenue across the 36 states titled “state of states, 2022 edition” with respect to the state’s financial health status.
In a letter to the foundation’s director by the state commissioner for finance, Dapo Okubadejo, the state government described Budgit Foundation’s ranking of Ogun State as having an IGR of N78.17bn for 2021 as inaccurate.
It provided the state ’s audited report from the joint tax board and the state’s audited financial statement, which put the state’s IGR for 2021 at N100.9bn.
The government demanded a retraction of the publication, which it said had caused it reputational damage, and to publish the updated figures and the true ranking of the state on Budgit Foundation’s website.
The State Government says it’s position has been corroborated by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which, on Tuesday, which released the correct IGR figures for Ogun State.
According to NBS, in its latest report, the 36 states and the FCT recorded IGR to the tune of N1.89 trillion in 2021 as against the 2020 figure of N1.56 trillion, a 22 percent year-on-year positive growth.