Mr Abdullahi Candido, the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has urged the legal and finance departments of the council to boost revenue generation of the council to meet up with its obligations.
Candido made the call while briefing newsmen on the council’s plans for the post-COVID-19 era, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that it was important to plan ahead on how to boost its dwindling revenue in the face of the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
The chairman said that the council had in the past been faced with the issue of encroachment of revenue sources by other agencies.
He, however, urged the legal and finance departments to reclaim all its revenue sources to meet up with its obligations.
“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 chairman also called on residents to report any revenue collector who harassed or intimidated 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 said that the council was working hard to ensure that they received their alerts by Friday this week.