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Bauchi STATE: GOVERNOR Bala Signs An Executive BILL To Harmonise Tax System Into Law

The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor of Bauchi State, Mukhtar A. Gidado, after the signing ceremony, in a statement make available to Daily Watch Press, said:

“Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed today signed into law, an executive Bill to harmonize, integrate and consolidate all revenues collectible by ministries, departments, agencies and local governments and other connected purposes in the state.

At the singing ceremony held at the Banquet Hall, Government House Bauchi, the Governor pledged full implementation of the law to ensure tax collections are conducted in viable and durable process.

The Governor explained that, the Bill will strengthen internally generated revenue, accountability and transparency in addition to creating one common basket for tax collections thereby blocking sharp practices in the policy.

He said the state government will come up with a process of legal and legislative reform to promote good governance, IGR collections and ease of doing business.

” I am highly delighted to once again assent to an executive bill recently sent to the State House of Assembly for passage to harmonise our tax system.

“Our process of tax and levies are updated which created opportunity for corruption and mismanagement of resources with no economic value attached over the years.”

“We will leverage under this law to deploy technology and other best practice to ensure our revenue is in compliance with modern tools and world Bank standards to reduce over dependence on federation account.”

Governor Bala Mohammed said with the singing of the bill, his administration will improve on revenue generation for execution of meaningful projects beneficial to the citizens of the state.

” The Executive and Legislature in Bauchi state are connected to make sure they provide development to various communities in the state, and I thanks our lawmakers for their synergy with us.”

Earlier, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman said the house has deliberated before the passage of the bill.

The speaker applauded the state government for its partnership with the lawmakers aimed at improving the living standards of the citizenry.

” Your Excellency, we are here today to present you the bill you sent to us, the Honorable House has deliberated on the bill and is ready for assent.

” We commend His Excellency for the cooperation and support to the assembly in performing its constitutional duties, we will always support you as far as you are in right track.” He concluded.

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.

Judiciary Autonomy: Gov Senator Okowa Signed Bill Into Law

Judiciary Autonomy: Gov. Senator Okowa Signed Bill Into Law – Daily Watch Press

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Governor, has signed the Judiciary Autonomy Bill into law as the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, commended both the governor and legislature for the speedy process culminating in the signing of the bill.

The Bill which was titled, ‘The Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Law, 2019’, the law provides for the management of funds accruing to the state judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of the Delta State.

Section 6 of the Law provides that the Delta State Judiciary shall have the power to manage its Capital and Recurrent Expenditure in accordance with the provisions of the Law.

The commencement clause, shows that, the law comes into force from the 23rd day of January, 2020.

Reacting to the development, the State Chief Judge, described the action of the Governor Okowa as a bold and laudable step towards granting the judiciary the much-desired autonomy despite the challenges that attended the legislative process.

While lauding the Delta State House of Assembly for ensuring the speedy passage of the Bill, he said that autonomy would enhance speedy dispensation of justice in the state, improve work conditions and facilitate development of infrastructure.

Justice Umukoro gave assurance that “the judiciary would live up to its constitutional responsibility and ensure prudent management of funds accruing to it,” saying that with the assent to the bill, Governor Okowa had restated his unalloyed commitment to the growth and development of the Judiciary.

He assured of the fostering of the existing level of cordiality and harmonious relationship between the Executive and Legislature and the Judiciary in Delta State.