Lagos generated N287bn revenue in 2016 – Ambode

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the State recorded N287bn IGR in 2016 more than it got in 2015.

He said this at a special evening of music and camaraderie held at the Lagos House, Ikeja to celebrate this Christmas season.

Ambode praised tax payers, while stating that taxes paid by the people had been judiciously utilised to upgrade infrastructures and provide various services.

As of December 16, 2016 the State had raked in N287bn IGR for the year under review as against N268.2bn generated in 2015.

He said, “You wonder what it is that we are doing? We said it is an evening with the Governor but the truth is I just set this up to appreciate all of you and to say a big thank you. Yes, people have been saying that Lagos is working but Lagos is only working because of the people who are seated here.

“The tax payers are the ones giving us the little energy that we have and even when they say Nigeria is in recession, but somehow Lagos has been able to do it and it is because people are paying their taxes.

“The truth is that the people have been carrying out their civic obligations and somehow we have been returning those obligations with the services that we have provided and you found out that this year; we have actually made more IGR than last year under a recession.”

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