The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has supported governor Abdullahi Sule’s move to harmonize all revenue collection due to the state and local governments in order to block leakages in the state.
The house has passed into first and second reading a bill for a law to provide for the harmonisation and collection of all revenues due to the state and local governments.
The assembly also wanted the state government to establish relevant administrative structures and other purposes connected therewith.
Speaker of the house Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced the passage of the bill into first and second reading during the house proceedings in Lafia yesterday.
Balarabe Abdullahi said that the bill if passed into law would ensure transparency and accountability in revenue collection in the state.
He slated tomorrow Thursday December 31st, 2020 for the presentation of the report on the bill by the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.
Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga, the majority leader of the House who moved a motion for the passage of the bill into first and second reading and seconded by Hon. Danladi Jatau, the minority leader of the House, while presenting the bill urged his colleagues to support it to see the light of the day.
He said that the bill if passed into law would boost the revenue generation of the state thereby boosting development across the state.