commenced the assessment of properties, in an effort to boost its
revenue, the Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Galadima, has said.
Galadima said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
in Kuje on Friday that the council needed the cooperation and
understanding of residents for the project to succeed.
“As I speak, we have achieved about 70 percent of the entire
assessment exercise and when completed, it will be published for claims
“The revenue that will come from tenement rates will give the council
substantial funds that will complement allocation from the Federation
Account,” he said.
Galadima said the current revenue collections from daily ticketing,
mobile advertisement, shops and market stalls were not enough to fund
development in the area.
He said his administration inherited a revenue collection structure
that was characterised by serious leakages and untapped potentialities.
The chairman said to complement the shortfall in revenue, his
administration attempted to harmonise revenue collection and block all
He said the effort was sabotaged by some of the council’s revenue
collectors and some residents, who were benefiting from the leakages.
The council chief said his administration had re-strategised and
perfected the revenue collection process, adding that the strategy had
was already yielding results.