By: Wisdom Acka
Any staff of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), who indulges in diversion, undercollection and mismanagement of revenue accruing to the Council will face the full wrath of the law.
This warning was contained in a Press Statement singed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to the AMAC Chairman, Kingsley Madaki, on Wednesday.
According to him, the AMAC Chairman, Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, gave the warning, while addressing heads of departments and staff of the Council’s revenue department in his office.
The statement revealed that Maikalangu “Vowed to decisively deal with any staff, department and agency found sabotaging the efforts of government in scaling up the Council’s internally generated revenue (IGR)” and “frowned at the lukewarm attitude of some revenue-based technical consultants in driving the process”.
The Statement further reads: “I will be the first Chairman to discipline any erring technical consultant or staff who wants to sabotage government efforts in up-scaling Internally Revenue Generation (IGR) for the administration.”
“Any where I go, I will repeat it whether we like it or not, this is a new era….I do not talk much. I believe in action more than words. It is unfortunate that we cannot pay salary and we have many revenue potentials,” he added.
The Chairman emphasized that “we can not continue this way because people are out there collecting money without remitting to the Council.”
“I repeat, stay away from any act of criminality because we are going out completely with monitoring and enforcement team that will checkmate any criminal activities. In as much as you are my brother and sister do the right thing because AMAC must move higher and become greater than we met it,” he stated.