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Increasing Internally Generated Revenue Won’t Solve Our Development Needs – Uche Secondus

secondusThe National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has begged the Federal Government, governors and Local Government Area chairmen to manage resources well to meet the needs of the people.

According to him, increasing internally generated revenue only cannot tackle Nigeria’s developmental needs.

Uche Secondus, represented by the PDP’s National Financial Secretary, Abdulahi Maibasira, said this during the 2019 internally generated revenue summit organized by the PDP Governors Forum in Abuja. It was titled, “The Imperatives of Developing Internally Generated Revenue Options for State Governments in a Recessed Economy.”

His words, “The myriad of problems facing the country, like poor infrastructure, poverty and the likes, necessitate the need for more sources of fund. But increased IGR may not solve the problem. The best way to do this is to be prudent in the management of resources. There must be a cut down in waste to be able to prepare for tomorrow.”

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Prince Uche Secondus (born 22 March 1955) is a Nigerian businessman, politician, and elder statesman who is the current Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee since December 2017. Secondus was acting chairman of the committee from 2015 to 2016. He was the second chairman of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party, a position he held for two terms.

Secondus was born and raised in Andoni. He completed his elementary and secondary education in Rivers State. He further attended the London Chambers of Commerce Institute where he obtained a certificate in Commerce.

Secondus’ desire to improve the lives of Riverians led to his entering politics during the Second Republic in 1978. He served as Rivers State Youth Leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) (1993 – 1998) and a two-term Chairman of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party. While state party chair, he earned the sobriquet “Total Chairman”, and headed an influential group in the National Executive Committee known as G.84.

In 2007, Secondus was the South-South Coordinator for the PDP National Campaign Council that organized the campaigns for the party during that year’s general elections. In 2008, at the People’s Democratic Party Convention, he gained further promotion to National Organizing Secretary, holding office until 2012. Secondus is the pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). On 1 September 2013, he was elected Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party. He also briefly served as acting National Chairman of the party, following the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu in 2015. On 10 December 2017 at the Eagles square, Secondus was elected as the PDP National Working Committee chairman after a keenly contested election.

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