Ex-Central Banker urges blockage of loopholes in revenue generation 

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Dr Titus Okunrounmu, former CBN Director

Sango-Ota,Ogun.

STitus Okunrounmu, a former Director of Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised the Federal Government to block all loopholes in its revenue generation drives, to effectively revamp the economy.

Okunrounmu gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ota, Ogun.

The former CBN director also suggested that it was highly important to also block leakages from expenditures, while the government monitors its revenue generation.

“The government must redouble its efforts in trying to block any loophole in revenue generation and expenditure management.

“In addition, it needs to further tackle corruption because this menace had been a challenge to the nation’s economic. ” he said.

The former director noted that the government needed to restore investors confidence by providing different business opportunities, to attract new investments into the country.

Okunrounmu appealed to the  government to advise the states on prudent financial management, noting that it would help them to judiciously use the revenue from the subsidy removal which to be shared by all the tiers of government.

This, he said, would make Nigerians to have sense of belongings, and also ameliorate their sufferings occasioned by fuel subsidy removal.

Okunrounmu, therefore, called on the federal government to put proper measures in place before any policy implemention.

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