By Emmanuel Oloniruha
Abuja, April 14, 2021 A PDP governorship aspirant in Anambra, Dr Ifedi Okwenna, on Wednesday called for innovative approaches to boost the state Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Okwenna in an interview with journalists in Abuja said that the state must change approaches to boost its IGR and enhance development.
He said that there should be an improvement in the state IGR, especially now that allocation from the Federal Government was reducing.
“Our allocation from federation accounts keeps reducing because oil is dwindling; unfortunately we depend on what comes in to run the state.
“This will make us debtor state, which we are already. If we don’t get innovative approaches to boost our IGR system and expand the net, we can’t get results anywhere.
“That is why my economic and growth plan is comprehensively integrated to grow Anambra State, create wealth, bring stability, improve the living standard of our people.
“This will also promote entrepreneurship and bring peaceful discipline,’’ he said.
Okewnna, who expressed confidence of getting PDP ticket, said he had a clear manifesto and innovative plan to change the narratives of Anambra.
“We can’t continue to do things the same way in Anambra, if we do so, we will be getting the same results.
“We must make innovations that will move us to the next level, we have to build a new height that will make the state to emerge victorious again,” he said.
Okewnna, who said that the state election was important for PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections, said that if he gets PDP tickets, victory was sure for the party