Bill to establish Plateau corporate social responsibility commission Scaled 2nd reading

The Bill to establish Plateau Corporate Social Responsibility Commission (CSRC), sponsored by the Honourable Member Representing Dengi Constituency who doubles as the Deputy Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Saleh Shehu Yipmong, passed Second Reading. The Bill is co-sponsored by; Hon. Yahaya Mavo from Wase and Hon. Peter Gyendeng from Barkin Ladi.

The Deputy speaker reiterates the importance of Corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the floor of the house as a self-regulating business model that helps a company to be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are creating on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental.

Rt Hon. Yipmong says the Bill if successfully passed into law will create a commission that will employ citizens thereby reducing the level of unemployment, but corporate bodies such as companies, small and medium scale enterprises, individuals entrepreneurs, religion and tribal organisation among others on their toes in delivering their corporate social responsibility to the people and the society at large.

After carefully x-raying the mineral potentials of the state and enabling environment for businesses of all kind to thrive, the state deserves to benefit from those heavy weight investors who trooped in to make millions from the hands of citizens. Corporate social responsibility can help forge a strong bond between companies and the society thereby promoting peace and unity of purpose.

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