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In Nasarawa Govt loses N600m in 2 months of workers' strike

The Nasarawa State government have reportedly lost N600m in two months as a result of the workers' ongoing strike.

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Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Almakura play

Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Almakura

(Premium Times)

The sum of N600m is said to have evaded the Nasarawa State Government following the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Punch reports.

According to an investigation conducted by the media house, the state government may have been losing about N300m monthly in Internally Generated Revenue.

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The report revealed further that the state’s revenue generating agencies such as the Nasarawa State Board of Internal Revenue and the Nasarawa Geographic Information Service indicated that the total IGR of the state put between N350m and N400m in previous months before the workers' strike had declined to a little above N100m.

The two state agencies have been reportedly hit badly by the decline in revenue generation during the two months of the industrial action.

It was further gathered that the inability of the state revenue board to discharge its duties in recovering expected income from businesses had been stalled because of the workers' strike.

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