By Beauty John, LAFIA
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Wednesday, passed into first and second reading, a Bill for a Law to Provide for the Harmonization and Collection of all Revenues due to the State and thirteen Local Government Areas, and the Establishment of Relevant Administrative Structures and Other Purposes Connected Therewith.
According to the Assembly, harmonizing the collection of revenues such as Taxes, Duties and Levies Rates, will go a long way in eliminating leakages.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into first and second reading after the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Tanko Tunga moved a motion for the passage of the bill into first and second reading during the House Proceedings in Lafia.
Balarabe Abdullahi said that the bill if passed into law would ensure transparency and accountability in revenue collection in the state.
He commended the lawmakers for responding to the urgent call for the sitting.
“I must commend you for turning up despite short notice as we are all aware that we are on recess.
Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House while presenting the substance of the bill said that the bill if passed into law would block leakages in revenue collection in the state.
Hon Danladi Jatau, the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion for the bill to scale first and second reading.
Thursday December 31st, 2020, was slated for the presentation of the report on the bill by the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.