‘Harmonised revenue law to boost Nasarawa IGR’

The Nasarawa State government has said the state Harmonisation Revenue and Administrative Law will block leakages and boost Internally Generated Revenue ( IGR), which will enable it to give more benefits of democracy to the people.

The Commissioner for Special Duties and Revenue Generation, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, said this yesterday in Keffi while inaugurating the five local government chairmen in Nasarawa West Senatorial District as heads of revenue generation in their respective councils.

The five local government areas that make up Nasarawa West Senatorial District are Keffi, Karu, Kokona, Nasarawa and Toto.

Aliyu said the inauguration of the chairmen as heads of revenue generation was to boost the IGR, for the overall development of the state.

“The Revenue Harmonisation and Administrative Law will boost revenue generation, block leakages and ensure transparency in revenue collection in the state,” Aliyu said.

Aliyu stressed the need for all hands to be on deck to take the state to the next level of development.

Also, Alhaji Ahmed Yakubu, Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service, said the law was not to take over powers of local governments to generate revenue but to collaborate with them to do more.

Prince Nuhu Dauda, the Chairman of Toto Local Government Area, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, commended the state government for the initiative.

He said the law would go a long way in boosting revenue generation and development across the state.

 

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