Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has signed into law, three Bills recently passed by the state House of Assembly.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the laws are: Consolidated Revenue Law, Bureau of Public Procurement Law and the Establishment and Management of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Law 2020.
In a statement on Friday, the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, said the laws seek to improve the revenue base of the state government both at the center and at the local government areas level.
According to the statement, an appropriate agency would identify taxable organisations, businesses and individual entrepreneurs as well as enforce the 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.
Similarly, 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 a proper education and awareness campaign to potential contractors.
“It applies standard procedures and guidelines such as to ensure proper certification of bidding companies 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 said.
Meanwhile, the main objective of the SDGs law, however, is to accelerate the sustainable economic growth development.
This, the statement said, is by achieving higher levels of production through technological innovation as well as achieving the 17 goals set out under the law.
“These goals included among others, the eradication of hunger and achieving food security.
“It will also ensure healthy lives of citizens and the promotion of good hygiene, provision of access to justice, building of resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialization,” the statement said.
The governor, after signing the bills into law, expressed his optimism that the three new laws would turn around the fortunes of the state government and the people.
He urged those to be bestowed with the responsibility to be diligent, honest and committed to succeed.