The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Candido has called on officials of the council to intensify efforts at widening the dwindling revenue profile, to ensure effective service delivery to the people.
In particular, Candido directed the legal and finance units of the council to reclaim all revenue sources, which have been encroached upon by some vested interests, so as to boost revenue generation of the council to meet up with its obligations.
He made the call yesterday while briefing newsmen on the council’s plans for the post COVID-19 era, in Abuja.
Candido noted that it was important to plan ahead on how to boost dwindling revenue in the face of the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, the council had in the past and recent times been faced with the issue of encroachment of revenue sources by other agencies of government.
“I want to urge the legal and finance unit of the area council to reclaim all our revenue sources which constitutionally belong to this area council.
“As chairman of this area council, i will do everything possible to protect what belongs to them as they have given me the mandate,” he said.
The AMAC chairman also called on residents to report any revenue collector who harassed or intimidates them into parting with their money, to the area council.
“I have met our technical partners and we have told them that the post COVID–19 business activities will be conducted with all sense of dignity, honour and respect.
“Our clients must not be put into any pain while they go about collecting the revenue,” he said.
Candido also pleaded with the council secretariat staff to be patient with the council for the delay in the payment of their May salary.
He added that the council was working hard to ensure that they receive their alerts by Friday.