Concerns over Lagos’ increased IGR target to fund budget

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: Nigeria

Publishing organisation: The Guardian Newspaper

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-01-16

Language: English

Authors: Gbenga Salau


Gbenga Samuel Salau, a multiple award-winning journalist with The Guardian Newspaper, is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s first and best university.
He joined The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria after completing the compulsory national youth service. As a reporter with The Guardian, he has covered events and attended conferences, workshops, trainings within and outside Nigeria. He has reported religion, brands and marketing and at present the Lagos State House Correspondent. This is aside reporting development issues across different sectors.

Project description:

It is an analysis of Lagos State budget looking at the data around the state IGR.

Impact reached:

It help the residents understood the implication of the state’s IGR and provided insight on how the state could improve and achieve its IGR target without making it a burden on the residents.

Techniques/technologies used:

I used both primary and secondary data.

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What can other journalists learn from this project?

It provided insight other journalists could build on.

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