Kaduna: IGR and Insecurity
Between the year 2015 and 2019, the El-Rufai administration has been able to increase Kaduna State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by a staggering 282% (its 2015 IGR was N11.53 billion, while 2019’s IGR was N45 billion). This has taken Kaduna from the state with the 13th highest IGR, to 6th position surpassing its neighbour Kano, even though Kano has 8 million people more than Kaduna (12 million people in Kaduna, while there are about 20 million in Kano). Last week, I was meant to publish a more detailed article on how Kaduna achieved this feat, as I’ve had a keen interest in IGR for some time now. God willing, helping states generate more IGR either as an entrepreneur or public servant is one area I would love to tackle much later in the future. But I digress.