Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has signed three bills passed by the State Assembly into law.
In a statement signed on Friday by the governor’s adviser on media and communications, Zailani Bappa, said the laws are the Consolidated Revenue Law, the Bureau of Public Procurement Law and the establishment and management of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) all of the Year 2020.
According to the statement, the consolidated revenue laws will seek to improve the revenue base of the state Government both at the center and at the local government areas level.
Under this law, the appropriate agency will identify taxable organisations, businesses and individual entrepreneurs and enforce same appropriately under experienced tax administrators.
The law provides detailed provisions by which leakages in government revenue will be blocked while appropriate collections will always accrue duly to the coffers of the government’s.
Equally, the Bureau for public procurement law is designed to regulate public procurement procedures through proper application of justice and fairness in contracts awards.
“The body responsible for this will embark on proper education and awareness campaign to potential contractors as it applies standard procedures and guidelines such as to ensure proper certification of bidding companies and and tender procedures.
“The body will ensure accurate tender, prior advertisement of contracts through publications and media announcements and also the application of correct prices to quantity,” the statement added.
The main objective of the SDGs law, however, is to accelerate the sustainable economic growth development by achieving higher level of production through technological innovation as well as achieve the 17 goals set out under the law.
These goals included among others, the eradication of hunger and achieving food security, ensure healthy lives of citizens and the promotion of good hygiene, provision of access to justice, building of resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialisation.
After signing the bills into law, Governor Matawalle expressed his optimism that the three new laws will turn around the fortunes of the state Government and the people and urged those to be bestowed with their responsible to be diligent, honest and committed to succeed.