The Kwara State Government is to embark on a certificate authentication exercise following the completion of the staff verification exercise.
The governor disclosed this on Tuesday during the inauguration ceremony of the new Transition Implementation Committees (TIC) chairmen for the 16 Local Government Councils in the State.
He said that the exercise is to ensure that only those with legitimate and appropriate qualifications remain within the system.
He said that while the current agitation for local government autonomy enjoys a degree of support among Nigerians, granting the LGs autonomy with highly limited economic potential is more likely to complicate rather than resolve the challenges confronting them.
The governor held that what is needed is a reform that provides tangible opportunities for local government to meet salary and project obligations.
He, therefore, charged the newly sworn in TIC chairmen to strengthen the synergy with the Kwara State Internal Revenue Services (KWIRS) to shore up their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), noting that it will enhance their ability to meet more compelling obligations, especially the prompt payment of salaries.
Governor Ahmed also encouraged them to concentrate more efforts in mobilizing the informal sector for compliance with tax regulations.