Sokoto To Repeal Obsolete Laws As IGR Jumps By 98% | The Precision

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said his administration
has begun process of repealing obsolete laws hampering against effective
revenue generation in Sokoto state.


To this end, a bill that will soon be sent to the state
House of Assembly for passage into law is being perfected by legal and tax
officers who are expected to complete their assignment in due course.
A statement issued in Sokoto Wednesday by the Governor’s
spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said Tambuwal spoke after a meeting with officials
of the interim management committee of the state board of internal revenue.
“We have recorded modest achievements in revenue generation
in the last year but I have to admit we have our sights set on far higher
“In 2017, we achieved 98.40% annual growth on our IGR
compared to previous year. This followed the intervention we put in place by
appointing new officers to head the revenue generating agency in the state.
“We will continue to support your work by giving you all the
necessary tools to succeed. We will also institutionalize these achievements by
passing relevant laws that will move revenue generation forward,” the Governor
He said a situation where some of the state laws being in operation
since the 70s cannot meet up with the requirement of modern governance.
Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed
that Sokoto achieved a 98.40% increase in its 2017 IGR, netting in a total of
N9.02 billion into its coffer.  

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